"A Symphony In Steel" ... And All British! 1932

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    Full title reads: "Australia. 'A Symphony in Steel' ... and all British! Vast span of Sydney's new bridge passes final tests before official opening."

    Sydney, Australia.

    Row of five or six steam engines reverse along railway line. Only one of the locomotives appears to be in steam and is pushing the others. It gives a long blast on its whistle. Closer shot as the engines pass. The loco doing the pushing looses traction on the rails for a moment and its wheels spin.

    Close shot on bridge of the engines passing by. The voice over describes this as the North Shore Bridge over Sydney Harbour.

    Shot of the side of the bridge showing off the complex iron work. Pan down iron work, a railway engine goes past camera.

    Shot from bridge of ship passing below. More shots of another ship.

    More shots showing the great structure of the bridge. A man standing in the foreground gives some sense of its size.

    Side shot from some distance shows the full length of the bridge.

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    British Pathé
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    01:15:30:00 / 01:17:07:00
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    Travel & Exploration Science & Technology Trade & Industry
    rsa Cities 1910-45 Video Temporary workspace: 18.2.2010 09:36 Sydney 1930's COMMONWEALTH - AUSTRALIA Trains Sydney Harbour Bridge sydney
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