• Short Summary

    'Old Man Weather' plays many cruel tricks. VISNEWS filmed a freighter, torn from its moorings?

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN From wrecked freighter to toppled bridge span.
    4.5 ft

    2.
    SV Upper work of wrecked freighter.
    3 ft

    3.
    LV Pan of fallen span.
    3 ft

    4.
    LV Crushed cars.
    2.5 ft

    5.
    LV Wreckage.
    2 ft

    6.
    LV Fallen girder.
    2 ft

    7.
    LV Stern of freighter.
    2 ft

    8.
    LV Wrecked stern of freighter.
    3 ft



    Initials TDH/JH/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 'Old Man Weather' plays many cruel tricks. VISNEWS filmed a freighter, torn from its moorings by gale winds, ramming a bridge at Buffalo, New York, Jan 22. One 200-foot span toppled with a roar, crashing down on the ship's stern. Hours later the wind blew down the other tower--just missing a passing fireboat--and crushed two parked cars.

    Three bridge tenders had narrow escapes..they got away, but two were slightly hurt. Officials say it will lost five million dollars to replace the span.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC24LG6EESG3OU94FV5EL4H632
    Media URN:
    VLVAC24LG6EESG3OU94FV5EL4H632
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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