|An aerial reconnaissance picture made by USAF during WWII.|
This picture shows the heavy damage caused by air-raids in 1944 and 1945. About 87% of the city was destroyed.
The left of the two bridges in the north of the pic is a railroad-bridge crossing the River Mosel, the right one is the Balduin bridge, the one of the oldest river-crossing-site of Koblenz.
The bridge crossing the River Rhine in the southeast of the picture is the Pfaffendorf bridge. The oval building at the west end of the bridge is the old palace (Kurfuerstliches SchloŖ).