ERSKINE BRIDGE, the

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Places:

  • Ayrshire
  • Dunbartonshire
  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • IFA Scotland

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: ERSKINE BRIDGE, the

Reference number: 2254

Date: 1972

Director: d. Laurence Henson

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the Erskine Bridge Joint Committee

Production company: IFA (Scotland) Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 21.00 mins

Description: The building of the Erskine Road Bridge.

See production file.

Credits: p. Laurence Henson
ph. David Lewis
nar. John Shedden

Shotlist: Brief scenes on river Clyde - ship being towed by tug, bridges over river, ferry crossing from Renfrewshire to Dunbartonshire, talking heads, intercut with shot of ferry (2.08) gvs site at Erskine for road bridge with shot of ships passing down river (3.10) gvs construction of bridge piers (3.59) gvs liner Queen Elizabeth 2 being towed down river after launch, passing construction site of bridge with shots of spectators on banks of river (4.53) shots of launching of vessel "Gold Star" at dock on lower Clyde (5.35) gvs construction site and men at work on bridge, intercut with model of construction design of bridge (9.25) [end of reel 1] brief l/s of Alexandria and Vale of Leven and c/u shots of some of light industries found there - photographs being developed (10.02) a sewing machine at work (10.16) tanning and cutting of leather and sewing a fleece (10.34) clocks being made (10.52) c/u of kegs of Walker & Sons whisky (11.08) gvs tankers on Loch Long with tugs alongside (11.45) gvs cars driving off Erskine ferry beside construction work on bridge (12.00) shots of men at work on bridge and gvs site (13.13) brief shot of seafront at Ayr (13.31) gvs boats on Loch Lomond (13.51) visuals Highland landscape (14.13) gvs men working on pipes on bridge (14.33) brief l/s partially constructed bridge (14.40) gvs Hunterston Power Station (15.15) brief shot furnace (15.26) brief shot ship passing under partially constructed bridge (15.32) shots of bridge in final stages of construction (16.14) brief shot man busking by queue of cars for ferry (16.30) gvs launching of last box on construction of bridge [in thick fog] and c/u of engineers making final adjustments and l/s of completed bridge (18.06) shot of engineers drinking a toast of whisky to mark completion (18.45) shot of Princess Anne officially opening the bridge (20.00) brief l/s of Erskine ferry and gvs traffic going over new bridge (20.29) ecs (20.42)