The Time Lapse Challenge:

We were recently asked to make a film showcasing the process of building a 60 tonne bridge from: construction, assembly, installation and opening of the new bridge in Herne Bay, Kent. The bridge was commissioned as an integral need to link Altira Business Park to the Beltinge and Mickleburgh Hill areas. 

Our client, the property development and investment company Urban & Civic plc, asked us to capture the full process of the build: from the construction of the bridge at a local steel fabricator, to final placement and grand opening, interviewing key members of the team along the way in order to create something that commemorates Pilot Officer Albert Hugo Friday, a Spitfire pilot who crashed near the site in 1942, whom the bridge was named after and the townspeople. 

We filmed the erection of the giant crane used to lift the final bridge into place to truly encapsulate the hard work and processes that is involved into creating something so important and momentous. Using our time lapse cameras and media production services Urban & Civic plc had a film that will stand the test of time and forever become a part of the history of this stunning bridge. 

View the video below to explore the bridge and the services we offer, interested in time lapse for your project? Why not get in touch


The Result:

We use Lobster Pictures to record time lapse films across a number of our sites and have always been happy with the output. They have equally impressed on this more complex project by capturing the fabrication, lifting and opening of this important bridge

- James Scott, Director of Planning & Communication, Urban & Civic plc