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