SP5171 : Former Great Central Railway bridge over the M45

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Barby, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Former Great Central Railway bridge over the M45
Former Great Central Railway bridge over the M45
This is a bridge to nowhere; although fairly easily approached from the south, to the north the trackbed disappears into thick tree and scrub cover. The motorway beneath opened in 1959, at a time when above there were still steam hauled expresses running between London and Manchester. The railway closed in 1966, so the bridge has served no purpose for 48 of its 55 year life.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5180 7127 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.2245N 1:14.4702W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5181 7124
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Great Central Railway  Disused Railway Trackbed 

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