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Item : MI-1 - Swingspan

This digital object is only viewable in person at the Archives because of the associated rights.

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  • Moving images

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A Cineworks Centennial Production

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  • Source of title proper: Title taken from opening credits.

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COV-S361-: MI-1

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  • 1986 (Creation)
    Copyright date in closing credits is 1986. Stock date on film is 1985.

Physical description

1 film reel (28 min., 20 sec.; 311 m) : polyester, col., sound, optical ; 16 mm + accompanying notes

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Scope and content

Item is a documentary film documenting the history of the Cambie Street Bridge including the demolition of its predecessor, the Connaught Bridge. Film includes archival film and photographs as well as contemporary footage.

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DVD, MPEG2 file, Digital Betacam, VHS

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Original film is not available for viewing. Please refer to DVD reference copy. Low-resolution access file provided with the permission of the copyright holder.

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  • General note: Steven DeNure and Bonni Devlin; director and writer: Bruno Lazaro Pacheco; cinematographer: Tom Turnbull; character: Dirk Beck. The control house of the Connaught Bridge is now located in the B.C. Museum of Transportation. The original timbers were used to build part of the seawall in False Creek. Film was dedicated in memory of Gary Young.

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316.6 MiB

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  • Box: 624-D-6, folder 4, video reference copy
  • Box: 721-B-1, folder 1 (Reference DVD 1), DVD reference copy
  • Box: 709-B-2, folder 1 (DVD1), MPEG2 folders on DVD
  • Box: 708-B-1, Tape 1 Duplicate, IN 17:45:27:00, OUT 18:14:02:00 digital betacam duplicate
  • Box: 726-B-1, Tape 1 Master, IN 17:45:27:00, OUT 18:14:02:00, digital betacam master
  • Box: F9-D-33, original film