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Pegasus Bridge with Horsa Glider

Pegasus Bridge with Horsa Glider

Aerial image of the Pegasus Bridge area of Normandy taken on 6th June 1944. This was the scene of the first British landing on D-Day, when men of the 6Th Airborne Division used gliders (which can be clearly seen in the image) to land behind enemy lines and secure the bridge over the Caen Canal. This was later re-named 'Pegasus' bridge, in honour of the badge worn by the 6th Airborne.
Rating of 510/23/20081,035Google Earth Logo
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Pegasus Bridge opening

Pegasus Bridge opening

This bridge (actually opening on the photo), also known as the Bénouville Bridge after the neighbouring village, was a major objective of the British 6th Airborne Division, which was landed units by glider near it during the Normandy Invasion on the 5th/6 June 1944. It was given the permanent name of Pegasus Bridge in honour of the operation. This name derives from the shoulder emblem worn by t...
Rating of 311/05/2006672Google Earth Logo
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Glider and original Pegasus Bridge at Pegasus Memorial

Glider and original Pegasus Bridge at Pegasus Memorial

Glider and original Pegasus Bridge at Pegasus Memorial in Bénouville
No rating yet08/31/2010707Google Earth Logo
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Sword Beach - 6th June 1944

Sword Beach - 6th June 1944

British Forces (2nd East Yorks) landing late morning on Sword Beach, west of Ouistreham. The first major target for this sector was the capture of Pegasus Bridge.
Rating of 305/17/20071,718Google Earth Logo
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Biloxi - US 90 Bridge Damage Overlay

Biloxi - US 90 Bridge Damage Overlay

A high res overlay of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina to the US 90 bridge in Biloxi. The image was provided by DigitalGlobe.
Rating of 3.42857142808/31/20053,204Google Earth Logo
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Center Street Bridge

Center Street Bridge

The Bridge crossing the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta. It was originally called the MacArthur Bridge, but it was destroyed in a flood in 1915. In 2000, the bridge was restored and renovated. The bridge features four lions atop the sides of the bridge.
Rating of 507/04/2007562Google Earth Logo
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Koblenz II (Overlay)

Koblenz II (Overlay)

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.
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No rating yet08/13/20051,166Google Earth Logo
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Operation Market Garden - Arnhem bridge after battle Overlay

Operation Market Garden - Arnhem bridge after battle Overlay

An aerial vertical view of the destroyed bridge with a fly-by photo.
Rating of 305/13/20061,408Google Earth Logo
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Bratislava - New bridge

Bratislava - New bridge

Novy most (The New Bridge) is well know as Most SNP (Bridge of SNP), which was former name of the bridge. Special for this bridge is it's restaurant that looks like an UFO. It's name is Bystrica but unfotunately nowadays you can't have lunch there because it's closed.
No rating yet10/20/2005668Google Earth Logo
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Operation Market Garden - Arnhem railway bridge Overlay

Operation Market Garden - Arnhem railway bridge Overlay

An aerial view of the Railway Bridge which was blown by the Germans on Sunday 17th September 1944.
Rating of 305/13/20061,190Google Earth Logo
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Aerial Lift Bridge

Aerial Lift Bridge

Historical bridge in Duluth,MN. This bridge began as an aerial transfer bridge, the first of only two such bridges ever constructed in the United States. Originally built in 1905, the bridge was upgraded in 1930 to the current lifting design and continues to operate today. The bridge can be raised in 55 seconds and goes up 25-30 times daily during busy parts of the shipping season. The span is ...
Rating of 301/23/2007579Google Earth Logo
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Bridge of Remagen (overlay)

Bridge of Remagen (overlay)

The Ludendorff Bridge was a railroad bridge across the Rhine in Germany, connecting the cities of Remagen and Erpel.

The bridge is famous for its capture by Allied forces in the Second World War. The bridge was an important strategic point in WWII because it was the only remaining bridge which led over the Rhine River into Germany and Berlin.

he bridge had been bui...
Rating of 311/01/20051,443Google Earth Logo
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