The World War II Photo of the Week
for 28 June 1999
|Bridge at Remagen ... After the Battle
The remains of the Ludendorff Railway Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen pictured during the Summer of 1945. It was here that the Allies crossed the Rhine on March 7 of the same year. The bridge collapsed 10 ten days later, leaving only the twin towers standing at either end. In the background is the mountain known as Erpeler Ley, atop which the Germans had an artillery battery to defend the approaches from the West. Just to the left of the tower on the right, the railway tunnel entrance from which the defenders fired on the Americans attempting to cross is visible (from the Webmaster's collection).