CONSTRUCTION OF THE FORTH ROAD BRIDGE

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • Fife
  • West Lothian

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Construction and engineering
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways
  • Architecture and buildings

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • COOPER, Henry
  • Campbell Harper Productions
  • Films of Scotland Committee

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: CONSTRUCTION OF THE FORTH ROAD BRIDGE

Reference number: 2222

Date: 1965

Director: d. Henry Cooper

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the Forth Road Bridge Joint Board (incl. A.C.Bridge Co Ltd)

Production company: Campbell Harper Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 48 mins

Description: The engineering work-in-progress of the construction of the Forth Road Bridge.

See also alternative version ref. 2208 FORTH ROAD BRIDGE

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Credits: comm. R.B. Wood
nar. Bryden Murdoch
ph. Alan Harper, Ian Kennedy, Brian Easton
sd. Brian Henniker

Shotlist: Credits (0.20); Forth Rail Bridge - South Queensferry in foreground (0.36); Gv's vehicles boarding/disembarking ferry at Hawes Pier (1.30); Long shot pan through trees towards rail bridge (1.40); Map of artists impression of bridge (2.49); Man looking through theodolite (2.52); Long shot rail bridge through trees (2.55); Gv's construction site towers (4.02); Artists impression main pier (4.17); Shots construction of S Pier (5.22); Shots of base section of towers (6.23); Drem: shots of gritting, zincing and painting girders (10.07); treated tower section August 1960 including shot of Foden lorry passing through Edinburgh (10.31); Shots of lowering towering sections and centre boxes including Gv's Forth Road bridge under progress (15.38); construction climbing structure and capping legs with cable saddle including Gv's 5 main tower (17.07); completed main two towers, June 1961 (17.22); Gv's erection of temporary catwalk ropes (including towing by tug "Inchkeith" [tug was based at based at Granton/Edinburgh] and background shots of minesweeper and tramp in Forth) (20.20); spinning main cable and erection of tramway including background shots of Port Edgar and cargo ships in Forth (29.21); Erection of suspended structure, tramway up to early 1963 and Gv's from Forth of work in progress (34.23); Shots of steelwork being lifted, lorries (36.50); Deck structure work (37.16); Gv's cars boarding ferry at Hawes, summer 1963 ferry "Queen Margaret" in Forth (37.41); deckwork, retightening cable belts (38.16); Gv's concreting (39.03); Gv's lifting last sections of top cord and bridge spanning river including shot of BP tanker passing below (40.44); Gv's welding and wrapping of main cables (41.00); Gv's preparation of roadways including crash barriers and asphalting (44.23); Aerial views completed bridge (44.49); Gv's Royal Opening, Queen Elizabeth, Willie Ross, Secretary of State opening bridge 4/9/64 - Queen's speech and view of plaque (46.12); Gv's approach roads to toll in Fife - aerial views of bridge in operation (47.31); Credits (48.00).