• Short Summary

    Construction of Dartford Tunnel - Kent and Essex ends of tunnel meets.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Thames Tunnel halves meets".

    Construction of Dartford Tunnel, Kent.

    L/S interior of tunnel. C/U steel segment being lifted into place. C/U man at controls of machine. C/U segment in position. C/U two men working with acetylene cutter and hammer on shuttering. C/U man with hammer.

    C/U man using pneumatic drill on clay. C/U drill going in and breaking away clay. C/U man. The wall of the tunnel is broken through - the Essex end of the tunnel meets the Kent side. C/U two men shaking hands, pan down to one of their boots. The wear wet weather gear because of torrents of water coming through walls.

    C/U of men shovelling clay away, other man in the foreground doing the same. C/U shovel removing clay. C/U shovel with clay going over the edge of a ridge. C/U one of them. G/V men shovelling the clay away. Panning shot industrial section of River Thames.

    Note: press release from Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1577.09
    Media URN:
    50567
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:13:00 / 01:19:21:00
    Canister:
    59/33

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