The Slender span

United Kingdom, 1966

Film
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The building of the new 5,240 foot long suspension bridge over the River Severn which is designed to improve communication between England and South Wales. Shows sequences of building which include the construction of the concrete piers and 400 foot towers, the spinning of the main cables and the hoisting of the large roadway sections into position.

Credits

production company

Insight Productions (US)

Duration

00:11:53:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1966

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28615

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Bridge construction

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Bridges - Design

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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