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  • Description

    Full title reads: "Girder Towed 200 Miles".

    Tipton, West Midlands to Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex.

    GV Giant girder being towed towards camera. SV Heavy haulage vehicle towing girder moves out of picture. GV Girder being towed away. GV People watching. GV Girder being towed through village at fairly high speed. CU Through windscreen of leading vehicle of driver. GV Giant girder being negotiated round corner. SV Bogey supporting girder in the middle as the girder is manoeuvred round the corner. CU Man with lever turning wheels on bogey.

    GV Leading vehicle going through gates of Bradwell atomic power station (Nuclear Power station). GV Girder being towed. GV Buildings under construction on site at power station. SV Partially completed buildings. TV Dome like building under construction with the girder on right hand side. SV Giant Goliath crane, girder at base of crane. TV Girder.

    (Neg.)

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    50136
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1561.31
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:30:00 / 01:49:33:00
    Canister:
    58/83
    Sort Number:
    58/083
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Heavy Haulage History Engneering Nuclear Power Stations Nuclear Power Stations
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The move pictured here took place on 6 October 1958.

    The "Heavy haulage vehicle" referred to is a Wynn's "Diamond T", with a seond one at the rear, operated by J S Foster of Tipton.

    The giant girder was 106 tons.

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