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    The Forth Bridge, Strathclyde, Scotland.

    Full titles read: "THE MEN OF THE FORTH BRIDGE - Working on a job that never ends - keeping order the great Spans of the mighty Forth Bridge."

    Good L/S of the massive bridge. The Scottish narrator informs us that the it takes three years to paint the bridge and "50 tonnes of paint to do it."

    L/S's of workmen climbing up the cantilevers of the bridge. A steam locomotive and train pass beneath them. Several shots of men painting the metal work. L/S of man climbing down rope ladder.

    Intertitle reads: "Over 350 feet above a wet and watery grave (if you slipped) - day in and out, these High Society Fellows are on the job."

    L/S of man wearing flat cap hammering one of the metal supports. Another man climbs past him and jokes - "I hope I don't slip !"

    Note; apparently the Forth Bridge is not actually in Strathclyde, but links Fife with the Lothians by spanning the River Forth.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:04:00 / 01:58:36:00
    PT 013
    Sort Number:
    PT 013
  • Appears in...

    The Greatest Scot British engineers Bridges Railways to 1939 Tape 1 Forth Bridge
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. Arrachogaidh says

    The Forth Bridge is on the River Forth between Fife and Midlothian. Strathclyde is as its name suggests an area around the River Clyde. Please amend your information.

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