• Short Summary

    AT FIANO ROMANO, ABOUT THIRTY MILES NORTH OF ROME, WORK CONTINUES ON THE "HIGHWAY OF THE SUN" - A NEW SUPER HIGHWAY WHICH WILL RUN BETWEEN MILAN AND ROME.

  • Description

    AT FIANO ROMANO, ABOUT THIRTY MILES NORTH OF ROME, WORK CONTINUES ON THE "HIGHWAY OF THE SUN" - A NEW SUPER HIGHWAY WHICH WILL RUN BETWEEN MILAN AND ROME. IT IS JUST ONE SMALL PART OF ITALY'S BOLD PLAN TO BUILD A NETWORK OF MODERN HIGHWAYS.

    ON THIS FLORENCE-ROME SECTION OF THE GREAT ROAD, SEVERE DIFFICULTIES ARE PRESENTED BY MOUNTAINS, VALLEYS AND RIVERS. OVER THE VIADUCT AT FIANO ROMANO, AS AT MANY OTHER POINTS, IT WAS NECESSARY TO ERECT A VAST STEEL SKELETON, ARISING LIKE THE ARCHED SPINE OF A CAT, IN ORDER TO 'HOUSE' THE NEWLY-LAID CEMENT OF THE ROAD. THEN THE PORTABLE CONSTRUCTION IS MOVED ALONG AND WORK BEGINS ON THE NEXT SECTION.

    THIS SUPPORTING WEB WEIGHS 420 TONS - ITS HIGHEST POINT IS SOME 210 FEET.

    THE STATE-BACKED HIGHWAYS PLAN, BEGUN IN MAY 1957, I WILL COST AN ESTIMATED GBP270 MILLION AND HAS PROVIDED A 15-YEAR JOB FOR ITALIAN LABOUR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA13DGMBNM7RATC5O4FOC4XIZ1P
    Media URN:
    VLVA13DGMBNM7RATC5O4FOC4XIZ1P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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