• Short Summary

    Opening of the George Washington suspension bridge.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "America. World's Largest Suspension Span. The George Washington Bridge, linking New York with mainland, opened."

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    High angle views of the George Washington bridge. Various vehicles and groups of people are crossing it.

    High angle shot of President Franklin D Roosevelt with New York Mayor James 'Gentleman Jimmy' Walker as they perform the opening ceremony for the Bridge.

    Various good shots of the structure of the Bridge. Shots of the bridge as darkness falls and lights illuminate the roadway.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    875.04
    Media URN:
    12830
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:32:00 / 01:04:37:00
    Canister:
    31/89

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