The Bowstring Bridge in Leicester

While I was in Leicester on Saturday morning after Breathing Space‘s gig the night before, I went for a walk around the city, and saw the famous bowstring bridge on the west side of the city.

This bridge is one of the last surviving bits of the Great Central’s London extension in Leicester.  It’s scheduled for demolition to make room for an expansion of De Montford University’s sports department.

As chronicled on Jonathan Calder’s Liberal England blog, there’s been a strong local campaign to save the bridge, but it’s looking increasingly likely that Big Money and sports jocks are going to trump preservation of Britain’s victorian industrial heritage.

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