• Short Summary

    Completion of sea-arm "Volkerak" - road bridge over sea - Holland.

  • Description

    No title. Successful closing of sea-arm "Volkerak" - another part of "Delta Works" complete, Willemstad, Holland (Netherlands).

    C/U, zoom out to big L/S gap in the sea-arm (long road bridge over sea which also works as a dam). L/S two tugs heading towards the gap, hey are pulling the last caisson which goes into position to complete the sea-arm. Aerial shot of the caisson being towed into position.

    M/S man operating model of the operation showing caisson going into position. C/U ditto. Top shot of the model showing the gap being closed.

    Aerial shot tugs pulling the last section into position. M/S tugs in operation. M/S section being pulled into position. Aerial shot ditto. C/U man using walkie-talkie. M/S section being pulled into position by tugs. C/U man directing operations with walkie-talkie. C/U another man waving. C/U tug captain. C/U tug captain's hands on controls. Aerial shot last section in position. M/S aboard the section showing men opening the sea-cocks to sink it in position. C/U ditto. C/U sea rushing into the caisson to sink it. C/U ditto. C/U zoom out to L/S engineers cheering. C/U the tide flowing through the small gap which is left. C/U chain net which drops into position in the small gap. C/U rock and stones which are tipped between steel nets. M/S lorry tipping the stones in between the nets, pan down to show gap now filled. L/S sea-arm completed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2201.19
    Media URN:
    57231
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:57:00 / 01:52:20:00
    Canister:
    69/41

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