ERSKINE BRIDGE, the

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The Erskine ferry continues to take cars and passengers across the Clyde as the new bridge nears completion. (clip)

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Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Series:

  • Dateline

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: ERSKINE BRIDGE, the

Reference number: T0685

Date: 1971

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.45min

Description: Erskine bridge over the River Clyde, the ferry on the river below and traffic crossing the river using both methods. Engineers explain the problems encountered during construction.

Shotlist: No credits. Reporter talks about earliest needs for a bridge across the River Clyde at Erskine (0.23); Shots of vehicles waiting to board the ferry (0.38); Shot of the ferry, panning to the new bridge (0.58); Views of Erskine bridge (1.34) A man, possibly a senior engineer, describes the technical aspects of the bridge and some of the problems which were encountered during construction (2.15); Pan of the bridge (2.37); Shots of a boat passing under the bridge, waves lapping the shore (2.49); Views of the bridge (3.14); Pan of the Clyde, closing in on shot of high cliff (3.33); Tracking shot of road leading up to bridge (3.56); The bridge pillars (4.00); Man explains that the worst conditions for a bridge occur during construction (4.09); View from a vehicle travelling across the bridge (4.28); Shots of the ferry in operation and of vehicles disembarking from same (5.23); Boat passing under the Erskine Bridge (5.45).