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Victoria Bridge: The 8th Wonder ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB520185
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  David Verrall, Douglas MacDonald
Directors:  Michel Choquette
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Canadian History, Engineering, Tech/Voc
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1987
Running Time:  6:56


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A succession of period graphics create a colourful collage depicting an almost forgotten moment in Canadian history: the construction and opening of Montreal's Victoria Bridge. Hailed worldwide as an engineering marvel in the 19th century, the unique one-mile iron tube was the first bridge to span the St. Lawrence River, connecting Montreal to the South Shore by rail. The first British royal visit to America and dances composed for the lavish inauguration ball helped mark this historical event.



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