King George V and Queen Mary open the new Tyne Bridge in Newcastle.
Full titles read: "New Tyne Bridge - one of the greatest engineering feats of the century... opened by the King & Queen."
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear.
Various shots of work on the new Tyne Bridge; men digging and trucks going past laden with sacks of cement.
Intertitle reads: "...then... the flinging of the two great steel arches, weighing 4,500 tons... across the Tyne... 1927..."
M/S of two sections of the arch of the bridge in place, but not meeting over the top yet.
Intertitle reads: "... and then... the two halves lowered into position and linked together... " [intertitle is held out of rack making the remainder unreadable.]
M/S of men working at the top of the arch as it it joined together.
Intertitle reads: "...to-day... a 38 ft. road, with double tram track 93 ft. above the water, is suspended from that mighty arch."
Good M/S of the finished Tyne Bridge, lined with people. High angle L/S of crowds cheering as a horse-drawn carriage comes along the road. King George V and Queen Mary wave from the carriage. A small girl stands beside the stationary carriage, hands a large book or card to Queen Mary and makes a low curtsey. The King and Queen take their places on a platform with several other people; King George puts on his glasses to make a speech, then pulls a lever to open two barriers on the bridge, declaring it open. M/S of the bridge. M/S of the King and Queen in their carriage; high angle L/S of them travelling over the bridge in the carriage. Brief shots of the city around the bridge. Panning shot of the old Tyne Bridge.