PRE CAST BEAMS FOR GLASGOW'S ELEVATED ROADWAY, WOODSIDE

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering

Genres:

  • Documentary

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: PRE CAST BEAMS FOR GLASGOW'S ELEVATED ROADWAY, WOODSIDE

Reference number: 5918

Date: 1971*

Sponsor: Balfour Beatty (Scotland) Ltd.

Production company: Templar Film Studios

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 25.30 mins

Description: The manufacture by Balfour Beatty (Scotland) Ltd, and erection of precast concrete beams used in the elevated roadway at Woodside, Glasgow. Intended for highways and bridges authorities.

This film was made in 1970, according to Bob Riddell Black's oral history.

Credits: Balfour Beatty & Co Limited
The main contractors for the Woodside Elevated Motorway wish to acknowledge the co-operation and assistance given by:
Consulting Engineers Scott, Wilson, Kirkpatrick & Partners
Erection Sub Contractors R.G. Stuart (Plant) Ltd.
Suppliers British Ropes Ltd., Cable Covers Ltd., Concrete Formwork Ltd.

Presented by Balfour Beatty (A member of BICC Group)

Shotlist: credits (0.40) ext. Glasgow Cathedral, ext. GOMA (then Stirling's Library) (1.00) skyline, George Square (1.29) Corporation map and architects plan (2.18) Woodside onsite casting yard, c/u men at work preparing steel wire beams for concrete casting. Detailed preparation and use of steel shutters in casting process (8.56) concrete cube strength tests. Onsite stressing of beams (10.53) removal of beams for erection by gantry crane. Beams chained down for transport by bogie (13.00) edge beam erection (16.10) internal beam transport by gantry crane and twin bogie. Reinforcement and concreting of deck area (20.00) traffic passing unhindered beneath whilst work continues (21.20) finishing phase of deck surface (21.48) aerial shot (22.01) asphalt laying and manual insertion of rubber expansion strips and road markings (23.27) traffic enters Ring Road M8 at Cambridge Street, tracking shot from car through Glasgow (25.11) ecs (25.30)