1. Wide shot Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan side
2. Mid shot people walking across bridge
3. Wide shot space underneath bridge
4. Panning mid shot inside bridge, past debris
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tom Whitehouse, Bridge Maintenance and Repair, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT):
"And when I walked into the archway and shined my light and saw all the boxes, just out of curiosity I wanted to know what was in the boxes, and coming over into the room, getting closer to the boxes, you could see that all the boxes, very clearly marked "Civil Defense All Purpose Survival Crackers," with the date stamp of October 1962."
6. Close-up box of crackers "Office of Civil Defense"
7. Wide shot pan boxes
8. Close-up box of crackers with label and date stamp
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tom Whitehouse, Bridge Maintenance and Repair, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT):
"After looking at the crackers, then we found boxes of medical supplies, Dextran injections with the date stamp of 1957."
10. Close-up box of Dextran injections
11. Mid pan from cracker boxes to box labelled "Field Kits For Medical Aides"
12. Close-up opened tin of crackers
13. SOUNDBITE: (English): Tom Whitehouse, Bridge Maintenance and Repair, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) (eating a survival cracker):
"They're crisp. Probably not the greatest tasting thing. They taste a lot like 44-year-old crackers."
14. Mid shot boxes, zoom in to civil defence helmet
15. SOUNDBITE: (English): Tom Whitehouse, Bridge Maintenance and Repair, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT):
"It was placed here during the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis when the threat of a nuclear attack or atomic weapon being detonated in the city was a real concern for people, so, hopefully what we found will actually be taken away by someone and placed somewhere where other people can go and look at it. It's just a piece of history that we just managed to stumble on."
16. Close up can labelled "Drinking Water," zoom out to wide
17. Mid shot drinking water can, pan to another
18. Mid shot clothing and debris left by, according to the DOT officials, homeless people who were in the bunker some years ago
19. Close up empty vodka bottle lying among the debris
20. Wide shot DOT officials in bunker, pan to boxes
Last week workers inspecting the structural foundations of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City uncovered a Cold War-era trove of basic provisions that were stockpiled amid fears of a nuclear attack.
The stash was discovered in a vault under an entrance ramp and included water drums, canisters of calorie-packed crackers, paper blankets, medical supplies and drugs that were used to treat shock.
The estimated 350-thousand Civil Defence All-Purpose Survival Crackers are apparently still intact, according to the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT).
The metal water drums, each labelled "reuse as a commode," did not fare as well, they're now empty, or they were designed to be filled at the time of an emergency.
Tom Whitehouse is the DOT worker who found the bunker while he was making a routine inspection of the bridge structure.
He said he first noticed the boxes through an archway from an adjacent room and his curiosity caused him to check out the boxes.
Some of the items discovered last week in the bridge vault were ink-stamped with two significant years in cold-war history: 1957, when the Soviets launched the Sputnik satellite, and 1962, when the Cuban missile crisis seemed to bring the world to the precipice of nuclear destruction.
Some boxes bear labels from the Office of Civil Defence, a unit of the Pentagon that coordinated domestic preparedness in the early 1960's.
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