SYNOPSIS: The seven longest bridge in the world, in Great Britain, was opened by Queen Elizabeth the Second of England on September eighth.
elevated shot of the crowd at the ceremony
ws Queen's car arrives
mls Crowds wave
ws Queen unveils plaque (2)
mls Queen approaches bridge
ms Queen and Prince Philip
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ws Queen walking
mock-up of bridge area - tilt up to crowds at opening ceremony
ls Pan spectators
ls Royal cars on to bridge
ms Queen and Prince Philip with group
ls Crowd and car
gv Queen looks at mock-up
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Background: SYNOPSIS: The seven longest bridge in the world, in Great Britain, was opened by Queen Elizabeth the Second of England on September eighth. PAUSE 4 SECONDS.
Many police were on guard because the Welsh, a minority group in Britain, were feared to have engineered some disaster through representatives more militant than the mass. These militant Welshmen seek independence for Wales. The new Bridge joins Wales with England, across the River Severn.
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The Queen - who rules both England and Wales - performed the opening ceremony on both sides of the bridge. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was with her.
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The bridge is one mile long and cost eight million pounds to build. It replaces a ferry-boat. One result of the new bridge will be to greatly decrease the land-route distance between Bristol and Cardiff. Each city has protagonists who regard the other as a rival and who fear for the possible advantage that the opposite city may gain from the bridge to the detriment of the other. This frame of mind exists throughout townspeople in Britain.
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The Queen is here looking at a model of the bridge. She made a speech describing the completed structure as a real success.
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