River to cross

United Kingdom, 1950

Film
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An account of preliminary experiments carried out by scientists and engineers on the Severn Bridge Project 1946-49. Aspects of the work covered include: testing of foundation soils; echo-sounding of river bed; risks involved in building a suspension bridge; testing of model bridges with covered and open sides; final wind tests for oscillation on 1/100 scale model of proposed bridge.

Credits

producer

R.K. Neilson Baxter

production company

Basic Films

Language

English

Duration

00:19:27:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27968

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Bridge construction

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Bridges - Design

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Engineering design

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Experiments

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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