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Video Vancouver: Construction of the George Massey Tunnel 1957-59

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The film was originally called Deas Island Tunnel and is about the construction of the tunnel under the Fraser between Richmond and Delta in 1957-1959. The tunnel was opened on May 24th 1959.

Presented by the Department of Highways and the Government of BC
Produced by Photographic Branch, Provincial Department of Recreation and Conservation
Photography by Roger Sharland and Peter Parsons
Edited by Keith Cutler Written by Eric Ramsden
Narrated by Gordon Inglis

Original Footage

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Part 4
Film footage of the Official opening by Queen Elizabeth on July 15th 1959