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Bridge 438.

Bridge 438.

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L1930. Looking east at the three-arched Bridge 438, located to the north of Newton. The purpose of the three arches was to provide allowance for the railway to be quadrupled at a future date if required. If this had happened, the bridge would have been underpinned and the cutting widened, allowing an extra set of tracks to run beneath each of the side arches. This shot taken in June 1977 illustrates just how such structures became neglected after the railway closed. Plant life has sprouted from the parapet wall and several shrubs are growing on the cutting sides. Today, in 2003, the trackbed has been severed in two by the M6 motorway close to this point.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-06
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/30
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Newton, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 453200 278900)
period - 1977-06
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.
OS453200 278900