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Modern Cement Concrete Highway Construction

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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm.
"This film describes how concrete roads are made. Shots include: rocks being quarried, crushed, and piled; sand being excavated, washed, and screened; concrete (which is made up of stone, sand, cement, and water), being mixed and delivered to the job site, where it is poured in small sections; transverse joints added which allow for expansion; a finishing machine passing over the concrete to ensure a smooth surface; covering the concrete under a burlap while it sets; covering it with earth for three weeks while it cures; government officials conducting tests to determine the consistency and strength of the concrete; opening the highway to the public."


Motion Picture Distributors and Exhibitors of Canada, Canadian Motion Pictures 1914-1932 (June 1932), 6.