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*** Thats great Al - the first soldered joint will he the hardest :) ...after that its all time and perseverance!

I really do look forward to seeing it evolve!

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That's a seriously long looking bridge Al. I'm guessing that the pencil is about 7" which makes the bridge a couple of yards??

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QUOTE (dwb @ 23 Nov 2009, 18:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>That's a seriously long looking bridge Al. I'm guessing that the pencil is about 7" which makes the bridge a couple of yards??

David

spans are just short of 6 foot.
 

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mmmm Nice


You doing the Forth Bridge next ?


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No David - I think he'll go for the golden gate

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QUOTE (Al @ 30 Nov 2009, 11:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Only before it fell down....


Did it fall or was it pushed?..............


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The Rhine was the last major physical barrier to the Allied advance into Germany and the Ludendorff Bridge was the only crossing point remaining standing.
The bridge survived for about ten days after its capture before it succumbed to the damage it had sustained.
Both sides had tried to destroy it, the Americans to prevent the German forces still on the west bank from escaping before realising its importance as crossing point and the Germans to prevent the Americans establishing a bridgehead.
 

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When you look at the photos of the damage the bombing and demolition charges did to the bridge, is surprising it remained standing that long...
 

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A couple of update photos of the bridge with my 231 Nord plus 11 to give a better idea of scale.







Both side frames are about 70% compiles. Just the two up longitudinal beams and cross braces on the centre to do. The track deck will be the next, ten it's a case of assembling it all together.
 

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It's coming along nicely


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