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  • Short Summary

    Royal Engineers build a bridge in Bath.

  • Description

    Bath, Avon.

    Various shots of Royal Engineers constructing a bridge over river Avon in town of Bath. Various shots of the crowds watching the bridge builders. GV. Town traffic moving across new bridge. CU. Man tightening bolt. GV. The old bridge across the river. A shot passing under the new bridge. Various shots of the Royal Engineers constructing the bridge, large sections are fitted into position with the aid of a crane.

    (Orig.Neg.)

    Date found in the old record - 18/05/1963.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2635.28
    Media URN:
    78496
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1963
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    02:01:24:00 / 02:04:39:00
    Canister:
    UN 3761 F

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    The bridge is a Heavy Girder Bridge (HGB), big brother to the Bailey Bridge.

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  2. nedflanders1954 says

    This is a great piece of film documenting a portion of life for the royal Engineers (Sappers). This film is of the (now obsolete militarily) Heavy Girder Bridge (HGB) which was designed to fill a need for a bridge with a higher load capacity than it's more famous little brother, the Bailey Bridge.
    As part of the training regime for Sappers, the MoD commissioned the company, Bassett Lowke, more famously known for their superb range of scale model railways and ships to build complete 1/6th scale training kits of the HGB which were distributed to all theatres of Royal Engineers operations.
    I am the very lucky owner of two of these training kits which I have been restoring for the last 2 years. It is difficult to explain to interested parties exactly how big the real life components of the bridge are and the amount of work which goes into the building of the HGB. The film will definitely add to the overall understanding of the bridge.

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