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  • Short Summary

    Experts measure vibrations caused by a steam engine passing over a suspension bridge.

  • Description

    Northumberland.

    Title: "Feeling the Pulse of a Bridge. L.N.E.R.'s expert engineers instruments registering slightest vibration, prove huge span bridge at Wylam 'O.K.'."

    L/S of a steam train chugging over a suspension bridge. M/S of the train moving slowly over the bridge, several long poles have been placed next to the tracks, a group of men stand around one making notes. Point of view shot of a rail vehicle moving along the tracks on the bridge towards the stationary engine. High angled shot of the train moving across the bridge, four men sit on a giant swing (like window cleaners use) suspended over the train from the top of the bridge. L/S of train moving across bridge over wide river (could be Humber estuary?).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    490.17
    Media URN:
    25718
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:05:00 / 01:41:01:00
    Canister:
    G 1290

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  1. camcourse says

    This is the River Tyne, not the Humber, The line is the the Newcastle, Elswick, Scotswood, Newburn, North Wylam line, long closed. Details are here http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/n/north_wylam/index.shtml

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