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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  • writer
    Michel Choquette
  • director
    Michel Choquette
  • producer
    David Verrall
  • research
    Michel Choquette
    Jane Devine
    Terri Foxman
  • voice
    Patti Lorange
    Terry Di Monte
    Rick Leckner
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
    Pierre Landry
  • live-action cinematography
    David De Volpi
  • assistant camera
    Allan Morgan
  • graphic consultant
    Meilan Lam
  • graphic enhancement
    Bozenna Heczko
    Sidney Goldsmith
  • graphic reproduction
    Jean-Pierre Joly
  • musical arrangement
    Donald Patriquin
  • music adaptation
    Michel Choquette
    Richard Mortimer
  • music performer
    Jane Lippert
    Deborah Summerlin
    Joanne Tétrault
    Pamela Fong
    Paul Stewart
  • music recording
    Louis Hone
  • sound editing
    Bill Graziadei
    Julian Olson
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • unit administrator
    Diane Bergeron
    Tamara Lynch
    Carol Smith
  • executive producer
    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