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Emergency Bridge - Hutt Gully

Australia, 1954 (MIFF 1955, The Local Scene)

During the winter of 1954, twelve inches rain in twenty-four hours caused extensive flooding and a washaway 110ft. long and 30ft. deep at Hutt Gully on the Great Ocean Road. This film is a record of the building of an emergency Bailey Bridge, restoring road communication between Anglesea and Airey's Inlet.

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