I am always impressed by the monumental approach to thinking that was had in those days, and even for the smallest of structures, such as this culvert. The plaques on the ends of these brick rails on all the bridges on this stretch just puts it all together for me. Even this lowly culvert gets the same monumental treatment as its bigger brethren.
And maybe monumental isn't the right way to describe it, but more like a sense of enduring permanence that new structures lack.
And then there is the style of everything. Its consistent, cohesive, and attractive. The brickwork with the decorative openings, all trimmed with the concrete posts and cap, it would be a treat to have seen it all when it was first opened.