• Short Summary

    A look at different ways of crossing rivers, ending with the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Spans across the seas (and the rivers)'.

    Various locations of events.

    Several shots of men crossing rivers by traditional methods. The first man walks over stones of a ford across the river. Four men walk along a rope strung between two trees on either side of the river bank, and hang onto a parallel rope higher up.

    On the west coast of Scotland we see the Clachan Bridge that connects the Island of Seil with the mainland, over the Atlantic Ocean. A man and his sheep walk over it. Shots of the steel Connel Ferry Bridge at the mouth of Loch Etive - commentator notes that it looks a bit like the great Forth Bridge. We see a car coming over the bridge.

    Various shots of the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, over the River Avon. Views from the bridge of the river and roads below.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:20:00 / 01:43:20:00
    PSP 853

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