• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed Apl 24 and 25 one of Austria's most difficult road transports in recent years when the 26-ton motor-vessel "Falkenstein" 27 metres long. 15 metres high and 5 1/2 metres wide was carried on a special truck and trailer from the river Danube to the inland Lake Traun - over a distance of about 40 miles.

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    Visnews filmed Apl 24 and 25 one of Austria's most difficult road transports in recent years when the 26-ton motor-vessel "Falkenstein" 27 metres long. 15 metres high and 5 1/2 metres wide was carried on a special truck and trailer from the river Danube to the inland Lake Traun - over a distance of about 40 miles.

    The "Falkenstein" was built in Hungary -- as payment for railway engines from Austria -- and sailed along the Danube to Linz where it was loaded on to the huge trailer.

    From Linz the journey went via Wels to the Traunsee. The route had been carefully planned, bridges had been tested for strength, and narrow passages were measured in advance, nevertheless, many telephone wires, lampposts and even part of a bridge had to be taken down to make way for the gigantic transport. At the end of this venture which took all his skill and experience the truck driver finally got his reward: a bouquet of flowers upon arrival at Traunsee.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8BL6LJF60OJ1RGJCA6J0W7CRC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BL6LJF60OJ1RGJCA6J0W7CRC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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