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  • Short Summary

    Men replace an old wooden railway bridge for a new steel one in 48 hours. Folkestone, Kent.

  • Description

    Item title reads - New bridges for old! Old Southern Railway wooden swing bridge - connecting inner and outer harbours, replaced by steel one - in 48 hours! Folkestone, Kent.

    L/S of a steam train passing along the old wooden bridge, various shots of men using a two handled saw to cut through sections of the bridge. M/S as they are lifted up by crane. M/S of men dismantling the bridge. M/S of a man welding the new steel one. M/S as part is lifted up and other bits removed. Various shots as an army of men work on it, bits splash into the water. M/S as men turn handles which work cogs and pull rope. M/S as the train drives over the new bridge.

    Note: the story finishes at 01:24:02, it is then repeated straight afterwards.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:31:00 / 01:25:41:00
    G 1711

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