• Short Summary

    London Bridge is demolished to be sold, a new and bigger bridge will replace it.

  • Description

    No title. London Bridge - demolition and sale.

    L/S crowds of people crossing over London Bridge. C/U ditto. M/S the other side of the road on London Bridge which is screened from the public showing workmen carefully demolishing the bridge. M/S workmen with a pick on part of the bridge hacking away. C/U workman with pick and pneumatic drill. C/U part of the parapet of the bridge showing number marked on it. Panning shot of the balustrade of bridge showing each little post numbered. M/S two workmen placing part of bridge onto ground alongside others which are numbered. M/S men working with oxyacetylene cutters. Pan up to show side of bridge. L/S side of bridge showing workmen etc. M/S man working with pneumatic drill also showing each separate block on side of bridge with consecutive numbers on them. C/U workman with pneumatic drill. C/U side of bridge, pan to numbers. Angle shot side of bridge showing a block numbered, pan up to show the side of bridge. L/S of the bridge showing people and traffic coming across.

    Narrator explains that the City of London has received several enquiries from people wanting to buy the bridge, the buyers are mainly from America. A new and bigger bridge will be built in its place.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    2055.19
    Media URN:
    50841
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:40:00 / 01:32:43:00
    Canister:
    68/19

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