Identified - A Mystery Railway Viaduct?

The photograph below is taken from a collection of glass negatives dating from the 1900s discovered in a former industrial building in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire.

Some of the other photos in the collection definitely show scenes in Newark, so we may perhaps assume that this picture too was taken close to the town.

Can you recognise the railway viaduct in the background which should confirm the location for us?

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This page was added by Website Administrator on 20/09/2013.
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If this picture is near Newark, then could it be the viadict near Averham?

By JohnFarjeon
On 22/09/2013

The river looks a bit too wide to me for Averham. Could it be the one that crosses the Trent at High Marnham?

By Albie Ontour
On 25/09/2013

Many thanks for the suggestion above. we will look for other photos of the railway at High Marnham to see how it compares

By Website Administrator
On 25/09/2013

Definitely the viaduct at Averham. It has the right number of spans. In the foreground is the branch of the River Trent that runs down to Newark. If the river seems a bit wide, it may be because the water level is rather higher than normal.

By Alan Murray-Rust
On 17/04/2014

Very many thanks for identifying this picture, Alan.  It adds weight to our supposition that all the photos in the collection show scenes in the Newark area.  Thanks again for doing the research and getting in touch with OurNotts


By Website Administrator
On 17/04/2014

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