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Widening the Midland Railway's Chiltern Green to Elstree line, 1893.

Photograph by Briggs. Graphically illustrating the changes the railways brought to the pace of life, a donkey cart passes as navvies pause in their work on the skew bridge at Harpenden in Hertfordshire. A skew bridge is a bridge that has a line of arches which are not at right angles to the abutment.

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