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    Full title reads: "Runcorn. Princess Opens Bridge".

    Lancashire. The Runcorn and Widnes Bridge is opened by Princess Alexandra.

    GV the two bridges the old on the right and the new on left. GV Ditto. GV the old bridge with the transporter crossing. SV the transporter. LV the transporter reaching the other side off the bridge. GV pedestrians, cyclists and cars coming off the old bridge. angle shot the new bridge. SV Princess Alexandra getting out of car in the centre of the bridge.

    SV Runcorn School children waving, CU the Princess as she is presented to officials. SV Ditto. SV crowds. SV pan Princess being escorted to the plaque for the unveiling ceremony. SV press photographers. SV Princess starts to pull the cord. CU Plaque as the drapes are drawing back the plaque reads "Runcorn-Widnes Bridge" "Opened by HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent July 21st 1961". SV Princess and official looking at the plaque CU Crowd. CU pan the Princess walking across to chat to the crowd.

    GV the first car going across the bridge. CU men watching. GV crowds walking across the bridge. GV looking across roof tops at the two bridges.

    (Orig Neg)

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:04:00 / 01:26:28:00
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    Temporary Workspaces: 20.8.2011 11:14
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