THIS photograph shows the dismantling of a railway bridge on Leigh Road in Howe Bridge.

It was taken on October 19, 1969.

The picture shows a crane and a locomotive rail vehicle being used to take apart the bridge.

The sides of the bridge had already been removed.

A crowd of people are gathered at the scene to watch the work being carried out.

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