Denbigh Hall railway bridge, about 1907
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A London & North Western Railway train passing over Denbigh Hall bridge, Bedfordshire, about 1907. This bridge crosses the Roman road of Watling Street, alongside the Aylesbury Brewery Company's Denbigh Hall Inn. A poster on the side of the pub advertises Humber cars. The bridge, built by the London & Birmingham Railway, was completed in 1838. When the line opened trains stopped at the inn so that passengers could be transferred to horse-drawn carriages. However, five months later the entire journey could be completed by train, following construction of the Kilsby tunnel.