• Short Summary

    Seven and a half thousand men are working round the clock to construct a massive new bridge linking the twin cities of Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil.

  • Description

    Seven and a half thousand men are working round the clock to construct a massive new bridge linking the twin cities of Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. The Coats E. Silva bridge stretches seven miles (11.3 km) across the Bay of Guanabara, making it the fifth longest structure of its kind in the world. Its six lanes should be opened to traffic early next year.

    The estimated cost of construction is GBP 66 million sterling ($US165 million), almost half of which was provided in loans from five British banks.

    The bridge, named after a former President, is designed to carry 60,000 vehicles a day, and will be a vital north-south transport link. For the last century, the growing urban sprawl around the bay has provided traffic problems for the authorities. At the moment, motorists have to make a 70-mile (110 km) detour or queue for ferry services to get from one city to the other.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2VTNTOZZKSWBD425QQ4XDPQVE
    Media URN:
    VLVA2VTNTOZZKSWBD425QQ4XDPQVE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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