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  • Short Summary

    The last part of a 150 year old bridge is demolished because it is too narrow for traffic. Dorset.

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    Item title reads - The last of 150 year old bridge constructed of giant blocks of Portland stone and solid enough to stand for centuries, but too narrow for today's traffic, so it had to go. Dorset.

    Various shots of the bridge with people walking about on it.

    Intertitle - 'and this is how it went.' Various shots as big stone squares are dropped and knock the bricks out of the bridge into the river.

    Intertitle - 'and in slow motion.' Slow motion M/S as the stone falls on the arch causing the structure to fall into the river, various shots and as whole arch collapses causing a big splash.

    Various shots of men digging and drilling on the bridge. Various aerial shots of the bridge and general views. Various shots as it collapses. M/S as the men get ready to demolish it. M/S as the camera pans across the bridge.

    Note: the cuts run from 01:22:04 to the end of the item.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:43:00 / 01:29:53:00
    G 1559

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