FORTH ROAD BRIDGE

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: FORTH ROAD BRIDGE

Reference number: 9910

Date: 1964c

Director: filmed by Mr McKenzie (deceased)

Sound: silent

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.06 mins

Description: Amateur footage of the new Forth Road Bridge before and after completion.

Cataloguer's comment: Quite good 'behind the scenes' footage, including shots from very top of bridge.

For other titles in this collection see also refs. 9908, 9909, 9911, 9912

Shotlist: [no title] - gvs ferries passing Forth Rail Bridge - long pan across Forth Road Bridge from South queensferry - ferry approaching slipway at South queensferry, cars waiting, people on promenade, queue of cars waiting - cars driving off ferry 'Queen Margaret' - gvs on deck of ferry, z in to drawn sign 'Queen's Gazebo for viewing road bridge 4th Sept.' (2.11) gvs underside of bridge pillars - gvs approach roads to bridge nearing completion, contractors with hard hats - gvs bridge structure, construction site underneath, jetties and boats - c/u shots of cables and bridge superstructure, various structural details - gvs from roadway of bridge, looking down to water - gvs railway bridge - gvs middle section of bridge, looking down on construction yard and water, workmen painting (8.10) high shots from top of bridge pillar after opening, traffic passing below, contractor and policeman looking down, shots of approach road in distance and tolls, traffic driving on bridge - man and two young women standing at stepladder - high pan across rail bridge, gvs South queensferry, surrounding landscape (11.23) tracking shots from vehicle along bridge walkway, passing pedestrians - tracking shots towards bridge toll booths, cars passing through - two young women stand beside bridge commemorative plaque (12.06)