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Leicester Viaduct - All Saints Road

Leicester Viaduct - All Saints Road

L2054. This March 1977 photograph illustrates the width of the viaduct required to carry Leicester Central Station. It shows the underside of the girders over All Saints Road which supported the tracks and the northern end of the station platforms above. The size of the bridge made the road underneath very gloomy and required the installation of street lighting, as seen here. Today in 2003, the old station site is a small industrial park and the bridge still sees regular traffic, albeit in rubber tyres. On top of the bridge, the old bay platforms can still be seen when not obscured by road vehicles. Notice the glazed bricks on the bridge abutment which were common on this section of the line.
qkwGirder Bridge
alt_title
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subjectBridges - railway bridges
bridges - Brick & Girder bridge
Buildings - Abandoned buildings
Railway tracks - disused trackbed
railways - railway closure
Reclamation of land - Land use
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-03
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/154
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - All Saints Road, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458200 304800)
period - 1977-03
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.