• Short Summary

    In Abidjan, Ivory Coast, the "new" bridge completed last year and named the Houphouet-Boigny Bridge has ben renamed the General de Gaulle Bridge in honour of the late President of France.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN New General de Gaulle Bridge
    0.06

    2.
    GV Tribal dancers
    0.11

    3.
    SV ZOOM BACK Man on stilts
    0.16

    4.
    SCU ZOOM OUT Drummer & dancers
    0.22

    5.
    LV Dancers PAN guard of honour
    0.27

    6.
    GV Band & guard of honour (2 shots)
    0.32

    7.
    SV PAN Houphouet-Boigny & wife arrive
    0.37

    8.
    CU Ceremonial stand
    0.40

    9.
    LV Mr Kadji speaking
    1.14

    10.
    SV President and audience applaud
    1.17

    11.
    GV Bend playing
    1.20

    12.
    SV President unveils commemorative stone
    1.28

    13.
    SCU PAN French Ambassador & President & flag
    1.36

    14.
    GV President & party stand during anthem
    1.39

    15.
    GV Across new bridge
    1.42



    Initials SGM/1207 SGM/1309



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Abidjan, Ivory Coast, the "new" bridge completed last year and named the Houphouet-Boigny Bridge has ben renamed the General de Gaulle Bridge in honour of the late President of France.

    President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast formally inaugurated the Bridge under its new name on Monday, 1st February.

    The General de Gaulle Bridge spans the Ebrie Lagoon and connects the Abidjan Plateau with Treichville and the docks. Its carriageway continues for six miles as the Boulevard General de Gaulle.

    Minister of Transport Mr Grah Kadji speaks in French.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7KPJTGUBSEDS5QT5WH3Y6D8MB
    Media URN:
    VLVA7KPJTGUBSEDS5QT5WH3Y6D8MB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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