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  • Short Summary

    A new bridge is opened in Birkenhead - steam engines cross over.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Birkenhead. Wonderful new bridge. Delicately balanced 1,177-ton structure which can be lowered into position in less than 2 minutes - opened. Should current fail, two men could work it by hand!"

    Birkenhead, Merseyside.

    Various shots of civic dignitaries gathered for opening ceremony of new bridge. Woman pushes lever that start the closing motion of the bridge.

    Shots of the bridge being lowered so that traffic can cross. The woman cuts a ribbon to open the bridge.

    People, led by the dignitaries, walk across the bridge.

    Two steam locomotives cross the bridge.

    The bridge is then raised once more to allow the passage of boats.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    763.25
    Media URN:
    8365
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:35:00 / 01:41:07:00
    Canister:
    31/19

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