FINAL CONSTRUCTION ON N.J. PULASKI SKYWAY - 1932 Construction nears completion on the General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Skyway (aka Pulaski Skyway) in Newark, New Jersey. The bridge is the first "superhighway" in the nation and connects Jersey City and Newark to change the nearly two-hour commute to a four minute drive between the cities.
EMPLOYMENT UP FOR SOME - 1932 A much welcomed upturn in some factories across the nation puts thousands back on the payroll. A Cincinnati electrotype plant, an Oregon furniture factory, a Massachusetts appliances manufacturer and an Illinois clock factory all open for business heralding a brighter future for the nation.
EMPLOYMENT UP FOR SOME - 1932 - 1 A revival for some businesses across the U.S. puts thousands back to work as factories open their doors. A Pennsylvania wool mill, Milwaukee shoe factory and a Sacramento fruit-packing plant all get busy while New Yorkers now have a little more money to spend on dinner and dancing.
CONSTRUCTION OF RAILWAY SYSTEM IN VATICAN CITY Workers rush to complete a railway system in the new papal domain of the Vatican City. A railway line 600 feet long involving the boring of a 300 foot tunnel is under construction. The rearing of a 700 foot bridge and the wrecking of antique walls under the hands of workers, in the first and exclusive motion pictures revealing the extent of the sacred state in its construction in 1931.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:04:00, No Audio
CONSTRUCTION OF HUDSON RIVER BRIDGE The last girder is placed to join the ends of the huge Hudson River bridge in New York, NY. A steel strand, raised 250 feet from barges below, links Manhattan and Fort Lee, New Jersey. The span which is 4,760 feet from anchor to anchor and 11,000 feet over all is being rushed to completion for traffic in 1932, at cost of $68,000,000. The towers are 550 feet high.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:00:00, No Audio
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