Concrete blocks are placed on the bed of the Mississippi in an effort to stem floods.
MISSISSIPPI FLOOD CONTROL - VICKSBURG
United States of America (USA).
GV. Flooded street. GV. Showing lifting gear etc. of the U.S. Army engineers preparing for work on the Mississippi. SV. Engineers lifting gear down to pick up mats of concrete. CU. Lifting gear grabs hold of mat of concrete and lifts it into the air and away. LV. Mat of concrete is brought and dropped into position alongside all other mats to be bulked together. SV. Engineers bolting the mats of concrete together to form one large mat. CU. Engineers bar turning and bolting them together. GV. Large mat is lain out from ship on bank of Mississippi. GV. Another large mat sinking into the water. GV. Bank of the Mississippi after completion of operation.
(F/G) (Orig. L)
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