• Short Summary

    A huge iron girder is brought in to form part of the new Atomic power station at Bradwell.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Girder Towed 200 Miles".

    Tipton, West Midlands to Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex.

    GV Giant girder being towed towards camera. SV Heavy haulage vehicle towing girder moves out of picture. GV Girder being towed away. GV People watching. GV Girder being towed through village at fairly high speed. CU Through windscreen of leading vehicle of driver. GV Giant girder being negotiated round corner. SV Bogey supporting girder in the middle as the girder is manoeuvred round the corner. CU Man with lever turning wheels on bogey.

    GV Leading vehicle going through gates of Bradwell atomic power station (Nuclear Power station). GV Girder being towed. GV Buildings under construction on site at power station. SV Partially completed buildings. TV Dome like building under construction with the girder on right hand side. SV Giant Goliath crane, girder at base of crane. TV Girder.


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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:30:00 / 01:49:33:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The move pictured here took place on 6 October 1958.

    The "Heavy haulage vehicle" referred to is a Wynn's "Diamond T", with a seond one at the rear, operated by J S Foster of Tipton.

    The giant girder was 106 tons.

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