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    Full title reads: "World's wonder bridge - eight miles span between San Francisco and Oakland".

    California, United States of America (USA).

    Governor Merrium of California officially opens the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge (aka the Golden Gate Bridge). He cuts a golden chain with a blow torch (instead of cutting official ribbon with scissors!).

    Various shots of official cavalcade of cars and motorbikes driving over bridge. Various L/Ss of the new bridge taken from different angles. More shots cavalcade. L/S of aeroplanes flying in formation over bridge. L/S of fleet of battleships out to sea. Lots of cars rushing through toll gates to be first on bridge after cavalcade.

    Top shot of ticker tape parade through San Francisco. More shots cars driving over new bridge.

    Note: name of governor taken from commentary - may be incorrect spelling.

    Note: sound track only until 01:08:37 - spacing, no picture.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    13228
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    899.05
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:29:00 / 01:09:47:00
    Canister:
    36/95
    Sort Number:
    36/095
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    Cities 1910-45 picks Golden Gate Bridge Q-sama Oakland California
  • Stills

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

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