Film ID:
YFA 5618

UNLOADING GIRDERS AT SKELTON BRIDGE

1930s

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Description

Part of the Fastline Collection, this film shows girders being unloaded at Skelton Bridge which sits on the line between York and Northallerton.  Information that came with the film states that it concerns a third track being laid across the River Ouse in the 1930s.  The girders arriving may have been used to as replacements.  

The film begins showing two cranes lowering a large steel beam into place next to the bridge onto the steel structure for extending the width of the bridge.  A man stands on the edge of the bridge giving instructions as the next section is lowered.  Yet another section is lowered, this one having “York, B4” painted on the end, and the next “B3” (presumably to indicate the end that is to point towards York.)