World's Largest Girder (1931)

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    Full title reads: "London. World's Largest Girder. 68 ft long - weighing 98 1/2 tons - on a 30 wheeled lorry moved slowly, but successfully into position! The journey from Middlesbrough to Marble Arch cost £20,000!" London. Various shots of a huge metal girder being carried on the back of a lorry (a Scammell 100-ton tractor) through the streets of London. Large crowds have come out to watch its passage. The lorry is aided by a traction engine (Fowler B6 crane engine). Pan up construction site of new hotel (Cumberland Hotel) to show the girder being placed into position. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: Join us on Facebook at: Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:871.18
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    Newcastle University (Youtube)
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    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 11 months ago
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