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  • Short Summary

    New transport bridge which crosses the Mersey at Runcorn is demonstrated.

  • Description

    Story about a ferry which takes people across an expanse of water suspended in the air. It is the transport bridge which crosses the Mersey at Runcorn, Cheshire.

    As many as 15,000 people a day can cross the river on this special moving platform. M/S of the platform approaching the camera. "As usual, the poor Cameraman has to climb to the top of the 190ft towers to get a good picture - " High angle shot from high on the bridge. Camera looks down as the transporter passes underneath. Various shots of the transporter in operation. View from the bridge of a ship passing underneath. Various shots of the bridge. Low angle shot looking at the bridge.

    View on board the transporter. Men stand around smoking. M/S of cars driving off the transporter - others walk off. There is also a cute three wheeled cross between a motorcycle and a car.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 682.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    910.16
    Media URN:
    15364
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:09:00 / 01:37:30:00
    Canister:
    EP 171

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