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Inauguration of the new Aradena Bridge

by Erno » 26 Jan 2017, 16:05

Unique footage! Inauguration of the new Aradena Bridge on 28 December, 1986:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86O4neDXyrY
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Re: Inauguration of the new Aradena Bridge

by Andy_C » 17 Feb 2017, 07:12

Great video, many thanks!
I guess it's a kind of Bailey bridge. The construction of such military bridges is a show itself.
The documents, photos and videos of the construction could make a good museum there.
Probably, even Mabey Bridge in UK could participate with some sponsoring.

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Re: Inauguration of the new Aradena Bridge

by mieke » 14 Mar 2017, 14:13

Thanks for posting Erno! Amazing video ...
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Re: Inauguration of the new Aradena Bridge

by Bob » 15 Mar 2017, 10:01

Yes....an amazing video but already showing how technology has moved on in the last thirty years. I am always happy to reach the other side of the bridge as it seems quite a flimsy structure not intended for permanent use.
As anecdote I have noted that the steel construction of the bridge comes from Glengarnock in Scotland.....inscribed on the construction. The world is small but as a student I worked during the summer holidays in Glenganock Steelworks. The Steelworks is already a long time closed and reverted to green fields. Nevertheless it has left its mark in history in this remarkable bridge at the other end of Europe.
With this knowledge I wish everybody a safe bridge crossing.

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