• Short Summary

    After two days of continuous rainfall, the GBP2 million Via Olympica, a super highway specially built for the Olympic Games, has crumbled and cracked as though shaken by an earth tremor.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN.. Work in progress.
    0.03

    2.
    SLV PAN.. Ditto.
    0.11

    3.
    SV Workmen repairing verge.
    0.12

    4.
    SLV Workmen and work.s
    0.15

    5.
    SV PAN.. Damaged verge stones.
    0.19

    6.
    MV Verge stone.
    0.22

    7.
    MV Tilt.. Crack in road.
    0.27

    8.
    MV Another crack in road.
    0.30

    9.
    SLV Workmen repairing kerb stones.
    0.32

    10.
    SLV Kerb stone out of line.
    0.35

    11.
    SV Another angle.. Ditto.
    0.37

    12.
    MV Workmen at work on kerb.
    0.40

    13.
    CV Ditto.
    0.43

    14.
    GV Road trestles, workmen etc.
    0.46

    15.
    GV Another angle.. Above.
    0.49

    16.
    GV Road with works in background.
    0.53



    Initials TDH/V/JF/AS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: After two days of continuous rainfall, the GBP2 million Via Olympica, a super highway specially built for the Olympic Games, has crumbled and cracked as though shaken by an earth tremor.

    Pot-holes and cracks now mar this ten-mile long elevated road, built in a record six months. Overnight September 20, traffic on the four-lane no-limit highway was reduced to a one-lane trickle.

    The army of workers who worked 24 hours a day to finish the Via in time for the Games' opening, have been rushed back to bolster up sagging banks. Others tackled the crumbled road surface.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7RX2HUM7T475V6ZT0SC03MYOI
    Media URN:
    VLVA7RX2HUM7T475V6ZT0SC03MYOI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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