Building of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge (Belfast)

Building of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge (Belfast)

Sorry, this film is not available for viewing in your region

Unfortunately due to copyright permissions we are unable to show this video in your area.

Details

Location

Belfast, Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, River Lagan

Year

1966

Date

1966

Length

06min 16sec

Audio

sound

Format

16mm transfer to video

black and white

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Sound dips in and out.

Clip from archive compilation programme 'Understanding Northern Ireland'.

This footage shows the construction of the bridge and features good aerial shots of the city. Also, included are interviews with the workmen, who are asked what they think the bridge should be called, with many thinking it should be named the "Kilkeel Bridge" or "Mourne Bridge" due to the majority of those working on the bridge being from that area.

Within Belfast City Council, the naming of the bridge had been the subject of some controversy, with members of the council originally proposing it be called "Carson's Bridge".

It was opened by its eventual namesake, Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip in 1966. During the visit a brick was dropped from a high building onto the bonnet of the Royal car, whilst a bottle was thrown at the car, in Royal Avenue, by a woman onlooker 

Notes

It is one of eight bridges over the River Lagan in the city.

Credits

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI) 

A UTV Production. 

Links

×

Please scroll to review and accept our terms and conditions (last updated on ) before viewing the moving images content.

To remember your terms and conditions acceptance, you can register as a site member or allow cookies on your browser.