• Short Summary

    THE FIRST OF SEVEN SECTIONS OF A NEW TUNNEL CROSSING THE BED OF THE RIVER SIENE IN PARIS WAS LAID IN POSITION TODAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    THE FIRST OF SEVEN SECTIONS OF A NEW TUNNEL CROSSING THE BED OF THE RIVER SIENE IN PARIS WAS LAID IN POSITION TODAY (MONDAY).

    THE PREFABRICATED SECTIONS, EACH WEIGHING 2,300 TONS, ARE BEING SUNK INTO A SPECIALLY PREPARED TRENCH ON THE RIVER BED.

    THE TUNNEL WILL FORM A PART OF A NEW EXPRESS LINE FOR THE PARIS METRO (UNDERGROUND) BETWEEN AUBER AND ST. GERMAIN.

    THE TUNNEL SECTIONS ARE BEING LAID NEAR THE BRIDGE AT NEUILLY.

    EACH SECTION IS 35 METRES (42 YARDS) LONG, NEARLY NINE METRES (TWENTY NINE FEET) WIDE AND SIX METRES (ABOUT 20 FEET) HIGH.

    A LARGE SECTION OF THE NEW LINE HAS ALREADY BEEN COMPLETED. THE ENTIRE PROJECT IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION IN 1969.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAUO035EL1QQOPS9D0ZLWW34FE
    Media URN:
    VLVAUO035EL1QQOPS9D0ZLWW34FE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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