• Short Summary

    Bridges around the world are compared for construction and length.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CROSSING THE BAR!"

    Various locations of events.

    Several brief shots of people crossing rivers: two women walk over a stone bridge, a man walks over some pebbles crossing a stream, four men pull themselves along two parallel ropes strung over a river.

    Brief shot of an old man walking over a stone bridge as commentator talks of the Clackan Bridge in Scotland crossing the Atlantic, connecting the Isle of Seil with the mainland at Argyll. Maps and diagrams show us the location of Seil Isle.

    In London, we see Tower Bridge, then see several cantilever bridges: Connell Bridge (across Loch Etive), the Forth Bridge and Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. Animated diagrams show us how the bridge was built. Various shots of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, United States of America. A diagram compares the lengths of London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Sydney Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.

    M/Ss of a bridge over a river with trees clustered around the top. A couple sit on the bridge, kissing, while the man dangles a fishing line into the water.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:56:00 / 01:41:37:00
    PT 400

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