• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    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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    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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