• Short Summary

    5 miles south of the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck, Europe's highest bridge, the so called "EUROPABRUECKE" is under construction.

  • Description


    Roll 1. pan up from Sill River to the valley with pillars....left side pillar III...



    pan over valley to pillar II...



    pan up pillar II...



    pan up from pillar I, still under construction up to the place where the bridge begins...



    old Brenner road..... car passing by.... pan to parking place....



    several shots tourist watching the view of the valley...



    poster of the EUROPABRUCKE.... also C.U.



    from the bottom...pan up to pillar II...



    another shot of P.II...



    pan down P.II.... lorry car passing by.....one more shot lorry....



    2 shots of pillar I... under construction during work....



    pan over the last piece of the Autobahn before the bridge starts....



    another pan over the valley....



    several shots of workers....during work....beginning with pillar3......



    (INTERESTING BECAUSE OF DIFFERENT EARTH AND STONE MATERIAL EACH PILLAR OF THE FIVE NEEDED ANOTHER CONSTRUCTION)....



    FINAL SHOT several times filmed...



    Gendarme with dog on his patrol pan up to Pillar II....



    on the end....Brenner highway (old) with letters on the wall ZYPERN ! SOUTHTYROL? and a sign Brennerstrasse....




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    Background: 5 miles south of the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck, Europe's highest bridge, the so called "EUROPABRUECKE" is under construction.The bridge forms part of the Innsbruck-Brenner Autobahn which it will carry 623 ft above the Sill River. The first section of the Autobahn and the bridge is to be finished in time for the 1964 Olympic Winter Games which will take place in Innsbruck. Rising 180 meters from bottom of the gorge in the highest of the bridge, five pillars, its the pillar number II. It equals in height Europe's highest cathedral tower - at Ulm and is the highest pillar in the world. The pillar is hollow inside and a staircase of about 800 steps leads up from its base. As a result of tension in Tyrol in connection with the South-Tyrol Problem, the bridge is now day and night under patrol by Austrian Gendarmerie which patrols through the whole area nearby to prevent sabotage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA78TZQYFYF10ZVRUNQQC7WNKEP
    Media URN:
    VLVA78TZQYFYF10ZVRUNQQC7WNKEP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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