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  • Short Summary

    5,000 ton central span of the St. Lawrence Bridge in Canada collapsed and sank in 10 seconds

  • Description

    Canadian Bridge Disaster - 5,000 ton central span of the St Lawrence Bridge collapsed and sank in 10 seconds - 1916.

    Quebec, Canada.

    Disaster on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Pan along the collapsed section; sitting and sinking just at the water level; with several boats nearby - some tugboats; a barge; and a rowing boat. Then pan across same from distance; showing how much the centre section has sunk in comparison to the sides.

    G 397 A.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1868.31
    Media URN:
    71873
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:37:00 / 01:33:02:00
    Canister:
    ON 027 D

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "central span of the St Lawrence Bridge" - it's actually called the Pont de Quebec, and crosses the St Lawrence River.

    The collapse occurred on 11 September 1916.

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