GREAT BRIDGE OVER THE FORTH

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • Fife
  • Kincardineshire

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Newsreel

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: GREAT BRIDGE OVER THE FORTH

Reference number: 2378

Date: 1936

Production company: Gaumont British News

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.20 mins

Description: Opening ceremony of the Kincardine Bridge in 1936.

See Visnews ref. 5533 OPENING OF KINCARDINE BRIDGE for issued newsreel version.

Shotlist: Credits (.02) gvs Kincardine Bridge from shore; c/u gate with motto "Look Aboot Ye"; pan over stone bearing inscription "Erskine on Forth Bridge 1936". Aerial shots. (0.20) Opening ceremony and participants, intercut with shots of swing bridge in operation, taken from bridge as it swings open, and of official cavalcade crossing the bridge, led by a pipe band (2.20)