• Short Summary

    Building of new traffic tunnel under the River Mersey.

  • Description

    No title. New Mersey traffic tunnel under way, Liverpool, Merseyside.

    L/S looking down the part of the new tunnel going under the River Mersey. M/S showing engineers inside the tunnel fitting concrete section. C/U base of tunnel showing the mud and water dripping down. M/S large concrete section being hoisted to roof of tunnel. M/S large concrete section going into place on side of tunnel. M/S large concrete section being slid onto the next one which is located by large pins. C/U of concrete section going into place and showing guide pins. C/U control panel which operates giant cutting machine. M/S operator at control panel. L/S of the large tunnel boring machine called a "Mole", man walks out from inside the machine, pan up to side of tunnel where machine is cutting. C/U machine cutting through the earth, camera pans down to show the centre of the cutter. C/U centre of giant cutter showing earth falling down. C/U of earth travelling along conveyor belt. Exterior shot of tunnel showing the earth and rubble travelling along conveyor belt. L/S earth machines working on the approach roads to the tunnel. L/S mechanical digger on the approach road. L/S of the site showing bulldozer at work on approach road. L/S engineering round entrance to tunnel, camera tilts up to show houses in background.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:16:00 / 01:24:53:00

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