• Short Summary

    THE PRESIDENTS OF URUGUAY AND BRAZIL ON WEDNESDAY INAUGURATED THE CONCORDIA BRIDGE WHICH LINKS THE BORDER TOWNS OF ARTIGAS, IN URUGUAY, AND QUARI, IN BRAZIL, ACROSS THE RIVER CUAREIM.

  • Description

    THE PRESIDENTS OF URUGUAY AND BRAZIL ON WEDNESDAY INAUGURATED THE CONCORDIA BRIDGE WHICH LINKS THE BORDER TOWNS OF ARTIGAS, IN URUGUAY, AND QUARI, IN BRAZIL, ACROSS THE RIVER CUAREIM. THE OPENING OF THE BRIDGE BROUGHT TO LIFE A 70-YEAR-OLD DREAM.

    THE BRILLIANT CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AMID STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS AND ARMED TROOPS GUARDED ALL APPROACHES TO THE BRIDGE.

    IN THE CENTRE OF THE BRIDGE THE FLAGS OF BOTH COUNTRIES FLUTTERED AS BRAZILIAN AND URUGUAYAN MILITARY BANDS PLAYED THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS, WHILE AIRFORCE AIRCRAFT FLEW OVERHEAD.

    BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT MARSHAL ARTHUR DA COSTA E SILVA AND URUGUAYAN PRESIDENT JORGE PACHECO ARECO, AFTER CUTTING TAPES IN THE COLOURS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE NATIONS, EMBRACED IN THE CENTRE OF THE 800 YARDS (METRES) BRIDGE.

    THE FRONTIER CITY OF ARTIGAS, 390 MILES (627 KM) NORTH OF MONTEVIDEO, WAS IN FESTIVE MOOD WITH STREETS AND BUILDINGS DECORATED WITH FLAGS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEW7XWP7N7I8R5XMXDJ5W0O78N
    Media URN:
    VLVAEW7XWP7N7I8R5XMXDJ5W0O78N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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