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  • Short Summary

    King George V and Queen Mary open the new Tyne Bridge in Newcastle.

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    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: " 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.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:17:00 / 01:23:25:00
    G 1545

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