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    Location: Holland / Netherlands

    Story about the opening of the new bridge at Oosterschelde in Holland, the longest bridge in Europe.

    GVs of the ferry "Koningin Emma" making its way across the Oosterschelde between Duiveland and Beveland.

    VS from the sea and from the air of the new bridge that replaces the ferry, the bridge is five kilometres long and is built of concrete with a succession of arches from one platform to the next.

    VS. from road and from the air of the convoy of vehicles including the bus carrying Queen Juliana of Holland travelling along the bridge and halting at the centre at the point where the final section is to be lowered into place. VS. of Queen Juliana performing the opening ceremony, she enters the control building and starts the mechanism that automatically lowers the twin spans of the central bridge thereby completing the road link. VS. of the bridge and of heavy lorries travelling across the bridge.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:22:40:00 / 01:24:43:00
    UN 4099 C
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    UN 4099 C
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    Travel & Exploration Trade & Industry Historical Figures & Celebrities
    Bridges Bridges
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