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is there somebody living in Holland, who is close to Arnhem bridge (or the John Frost bridge as i believe its now called) who can take some good pictures of the bridge, the underneath, the supporting pillars, the towers on each side etc.
hi the bridge was not destroyed in the battle as it was captured intact with the finest piece of flying by anyone in ww2 , and held till relief from lord lovat 41 commandoes later in the day , it was removed and rebuilt further along the canal bank about 2 to 3 years ago ,i see some of the surivors on the 11th 11 every year - they grow old and diminish by the year but they will never be forgoton, cheers ian
the bridge was replaced due to not being safe with more traffic on roads .however it was copyed down to the last detail ,i think what costs would allow its still called arnhem bridge ,however locals call it jack frost . nijmegen bridge is the only one still orginal.
this info was found from battlefield tours
the old boy takes you round arnhem himself
lovely bloke ex para was there .
The Arnhem bridge survived the initial battle of Arnhem but got destroyed later in the war.
There was a very similar looking bridge rebuilt at the same location, and officially named John Frost Bridge.
The ramp and some of the concrete structures are still original. You can still find some battledamage in the metal structures on the northern ramp of the bridge.(source: Marcel Zwarts during a tour of Arnhem and Oosterbeek)
A couple of years ago a new, modern bridge was build, for handling the bulk of the traffic between Arnhem and Nijmegen.
I'll be visiting a friend of mine who lives in Arnhem by the end of this month and I will shoot a film of 36 pics from the area, the bridge itself and other points of interest near or on the ramp.
My friend lives in one of the first houses of the first block east of the bridge that survived the war, some very obvious battle damage can still be seen in the outside walls of his home.
The area between his house and the bridgeramp is nowadays filled with modern office blocks and a busterminal.