• Short Summary

    Footage of workmen painting the Forth Bridge in Scotland.

  • Description

    The Forth Bridge, Scotland.

    Full titles read: "THE MEN OF THE FORTH BRIDGE - Working on a job that never ends - keeping order the great Spans of the mighty Forth Bridge."

    Good L/S of the massive bridge. The Scottish narrator informs us that the it takes three years to paint the bridge and "50 tonnes of paint to do it."

    L/S's of workmen climbing up the cantilevers of the bridge. A steam locomotive and train pass beneath them. Several shots of men painting the metal work. L/S of man climbing down rope ladder.

    Intertitle reads: "Over 350 feet above a wet and watery grave (if you slipped) - day in and out, these High Society Fellows are on the job."

    L/S of man wearing flat cap hammering one of the metal supports. Another man climbs past him and jokes - "I hope I don't slip !"

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1012.23
    Media URN:
    36747
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:04:00 / 01:58:36:00
    Canister:
    PT 013

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