The Duke of York drives the final rivet into the Wearmouth Bridge, and the bridge opened to the public in Sunderland, England.
Sunderland England Date:1929, October 31 Duration:1 min 45 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Duke of York (future King George VI) acts as the Royal Riveter on Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland, England. Accompanied by other officials, he arrives at the Wearmouth Bridge. The Duke, with the officials, walks past the troops lined on the bridge. A soldier holding a flag in front of the troops. Crowd gather on the bridge behind barriers. The Duke and the officials on a raised platform over the bridge. The Duke drives the final rivet into the structure of the bridge with a rivet tool. Other officials and the men and women gather around to watch the proceedings. The Duke with other officials descend the stairs from the platform. The motorcade with the Duke passes on the bridge past the troops lined on the side. The bridge is opened to the public and a large crowd of men and women, and vehicles pass across the bridge. View of the completed Wearmouth Bridge over the River Wear.
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