• Short Summary

    Technician in Most, a northern-Bohemian town in Czechoslovakia, are in the middle of a unique transportation operation.

  • Description

    Technician in Most, a northern-Bohemian town in Czechoslovakia, are in the middle of a unique transportation operation. They are moving an entire church from its original site to a new one over half a mile away (880 metres) without having damaged a brick or a stained glass window....so far.

    The church....a fine example of sixteenth century Gothic architectures...was in danger of being undermined.

    The Most open-cut coal mine was encroaching towards it an miners followed the rich vein of coal.

    The mine -- with reserves of one hundred million tons -- provides the country with much of its coal supplies.

    Fifty-three special hydraulic tracks are being used in the operation which will take some six weeks to complete. The church moves about an inch (2. centimetres) per minute.

    The Church -- Our Lady of the Sacred Heart -- was considered an unusual and extremely valuable monument and the operation was financed by the Czechoslovakian Government at huge cost.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA5R5FXD8V5Z3KFG3DI0F98MTL
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5R5FXD8V5Z3KFG3DI0F98MTL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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