• Short Summary

    Various road building projects, designed to relieve the daily rush-hour traffic congestion, were filmed under construction in Paris May 23.

  • Description

    Various road building projects, designed to relieve the daily rush-hour traffic congestion, were filmed under construction in Paris May 23.

    Near the Porte D'Orleans work is progressing on a circular road - built for the most part on the old fortified wall emplacements. The former city circular railway track has been pulled down in many places to make way for this sweeping by-pass.

    Near Orly Airport, to the south, the Autoroute du Sud is almost completed. Where this road crosses the circular road traffic will travel at three levels.

    During the last stages of building, where Autoroute du Sud traverses Route Nationale 7, twenty fully laden lorries, each weighing seventeen tons, were driven over the bridge nose-to-all to test it.

    All the Seine bridges are being widened or demolished and many of the city's beautiful boulevards will be widened.

    Paris is solving its traffic congestion with a vengeance.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC4O87R5VOUSM4R0P9CYJQC4MA
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4O87R5VOUSM4R0P9CYJQC4MA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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