Victoria Bridge: The 8th Wonder

Victoria Bridge: The 8th Wonder

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In this short film, a collection of images create a colourful collage depicting the construction and opening of Montreal's Victoria Bridge. Considered an engineering marvel at the time, it was the first bridge to span the St. Lawrence River, connecting Montreal to the South Shore by rail.

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  • *
    Michel Choquette
  • réalisateur
    Michel Choquette
  • producteur
    David Verrall
  • recherche
    Michel Choquette
    Jane Devine
    Terri Foxman
  • voix
    Patti Lorange
    Terry Di Monte
    Rick Leckner
  • caméra d'animation
    Raymond Dumas
    Pierre Landry
  • prise de vue réelle
    David De Volpi
  • enregistrement de la musique
    Louis Hone
  • montage sonore
    Bill Graziadei
    Julian Olson
  • ré-enregistrement
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • producteur exécutif
    Douglas MacDonald

  • Engineer

    My great grandfather, Alexander Minto, a Scot, was one of the engineers involved in the construction of the Victoria Bridge. He was also involved in the construction or delivery of locomotives for the Grand Trunk Railway from Montreal Locomotive Works; in the construction of the Sarnia Detroit Railway tunnel (another wonder of the world); and in Grand Trunk Railway's operations centred out of Belville Ontario. I have no photogragh of him, but since he was involved in the Victoria Bridge and other high profile railway projects of the time, there must be at least one photograph of him in an archive. I would love to get my hands on a copy of one. Is there anyone out there that could offer suggestion on how to do this?

    Engineer, 29 Oct 2011
  • Handsun

    Hello, I am doing a project on this monument and would like to know what the soundtrack or background music of this ''documentary'' is. Thank you

    Handsun, 23 Jan 2010