• Short Summary

    A NEW $20,000 BRIDGE, THATCHER FERRY BRIDGE, OPENS OCT. 12 ACROSS THE PANAMA CANAL. THE?

  • Description

    A NEW $20,000 BRIDGE, THATCHER FERRY BRIDGE, OPENS OCT. 12 ACROSS THE PANAMA CANAL. THE BRIDGE IS ON THE PACIFIC ENTRANCE TO THE CANAL, NEAR BALBOA. IT WILL LINK BOTHS SIDES OF THE CANAL FOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC, AND IT IS HIGH ENOUGH, SO THAT SHIPS ENTERING OR LEAVING THE CANAL CAN PASS UNDER.

    THIS BRIDGE WILL REPLACE THE FERRY SERVICE BETWEEN BOTH BANKS OF THE CANAL AT BALBOA. IT ALSO WILL REPLACE THE CANTILEVERED MIRAFLORES BRIDGE, WHICH HAS BEEN IN SERVICE FOR 20 YEARS, BUT WHICH HAS TO SWING OPEN TO PERMIT SHIPS TO PASS.

    THE NEW THATCHER BRIDGE WILL PERMIT CONTINUOUS FLOW OF VEHICLES FROM ONE BANK OF THE CANAL TO THE OTHER. THE NEW BRIDGE IS NAMED AFTER MAURICE THATCHER, 92, LAST LIVING MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL PANAMA CANAL COMMISSION.

    FILM SHOWS NEW THATCHER BRIDGE, PRESENT FERRIES PASS BENEATH IT, TRAFFIC COMES TO A STOP OVER OLD MIRAFLORES BRIDGE, MIRAFLORES BRIDGE MIDSECTION OPENS, TRAFFIC LEAVES BRIDGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9YRBHMCMG2X93UJS7MCY1S44T
    Media URN:
    VLVA9YRBHMCMG2X93UJS7MCY1S44T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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