• Short Summary

    QUEEN JULIANA OF THE NETHERLANDS OPENED THE BRIENOORD BRIDGE NEAR ROTTERDAM TODAY (MONDAY). THE QUEEN?

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN NEW BRIDGE
    0.06

    2.
    SLV BRIDGE WITH RAISED BASCULE
    0.10

    3.
    SV TRAFFIC SIGNS WITH BRIDGE IN B/G
    0.14

    4.
    GV RIVER PAN ACROSS TO OPEN SECTION OF BRIDGE FOR LARGE SHIPS
    0.20

    5.
    SLV QUEEN ARRIVES
    0.25

    6.
    CU QUEEN LOOKS
    0.27

    7.
    GV TILT DOWN BRIDGE DETAIL
    0.34

    8.
    CU QUEEN
    0.37

    9.
    SV QUEEN MOUNTS DAIS
    0.43

    10.
    CU QUEEN PRESSES BUTTON
    0.47

    11.
    LV QUEEN, PAN TO BASCULE
    0.52

    12.
    CU QUEEN
    0.54

    13.
    SCU OFFICER PRESSES SWITCH LOWERING BASCULE
    0.56

    14.
    MV PAN FIREWORKS
    1.00

    15.
    SV PAN QUEEN AND PARTY MOVE ALONG BRIDGE
    1.03

    16.
    GTV CROWD ON BRIDGE
    1.16

    17.
    LV BRIDGE
    1.20



    Initials AK/V/JF/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: QUEEN JULIANA OF THE NETHERLANDS OPENED THE BRIENOORD BRIDGE NEAR ROTTERDAM TODAY (MONDAY). THE QUEEN INSPECTED THE CONSTRUCTION WORKS WHILE OFFICIALS EXPLAINED THE OPERATION OF THE BRIDGE BEFORE SHE OFFICIALLY OPENED IT TO TRAFFIC.

    TRAFFIC BETWEEN THE SOUTH OF THE NETHERLANDS AND THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY HAS INCREASED CONSIDERABLY IN THE PAST YEAR. DELAYS OF 40 MINUTES TO AN HOUR ON THE EXISTING RHINE CROSSING ARE REGARDED AS NORMAL. THE DECISION TO BUILD A BRIDGE RATHER THAN A TUNNEL WAS MADE FOR MILITARY REASONS. ONE KILOMETRE LONG, THE BRIDGE COST ABOUT GBP10 MILLION.

    THE BRIDGE - WHICH WILL DOUBLE THE RIVER CROSSING CAPACITY IN THE ROTTERDAM AREA - IS PART OF THE EUROPA HIGHWAY, A MOTORWAY NETWORK WHICH STRETCHES FROM THE NORTH SEA TO GERMANY, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA AND SWITZERLAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB07KBZ08P39T1233V5JCHMK1A
    Media URN:
    VLVAB07KBZ08P39T1233V5JCHMK1A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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