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Cranes dismantling the girder bridge over Northgates, Leicester

Cranes dismantling the girder bridge over Northgates, Leicester

L1769. Two cranes at work in Leicester between them set about removing a principal girder of the Great Central's Northgate Street bridge, photographed in July 1981. Shortly, the girder will come to rest on the viaduct's trackbed to the left of the picture, and another piece of the railway that changed the city's landscape will be consigned to the scrap yard.
qkwDemolition
alt_title
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subjectAdvertisements - Advertising
Bridges - railway bridges
Bridges - viaduct
Bridges - girder bridge
construction - Demolition
Machinery - Crane
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Stone, H. V.
Datecreation - July 1981
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 125mm
dimension.W - 176mm
IdentifierPP 489/ 68
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Northgates, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458200 304900)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - July 1981
RightsLeicestershire County Council