Peace Museum Bridge at Remagen

Peace Museum Bridge at Remagen (HM1QP3)

Location: Remagen, Rheinland-Pfalz 53424
Country: Germany

N 50° 34.687', E 7° 14.644'

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Ludendorff Bridge

When an advance detachment of the US 9th Armored Division reached the Rhine at Remagen on March 7th, 1945, the Americans found the Bridge undestroyed. "Cross the Rhine with dry feet..." was what they proudly wrote on the Bridge in large letters.
American General Dwight D. Eisenhower is quoted as having said the Bridge was worth its weight in gold—Hitler, furious, suspected sabotage and had five of his officers sentenced to death by a kangaroo court. Ten days later, the bridge collapsed, heavily damaged as a result of numerous attempts to destroy it by artillery, bombs and rockets.
On the one hand, it is a local museum, telling of everyday life, fame and the trauma of a town along the Rhine—on the other hand, the museum in the towers puts into perspective the complex world history aspect of the Bridge. Above all, however, the towers are silent witnesses of the war and a memorial to peace—a theme which extends throughout the Museum.
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HM NumberHM1QP3
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Date Added Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 624323 N 5604383
Decimal Degrees50.57811667, 7.24406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 50° 34.687', E 7° 14.644'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds50° 34' 41.22" N, 7° 14' 38.64" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 An der Alten Rheinbrücke, Remagen Rheinland-Pfalz 53424, DE
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