Allied military traffic using bridge across Volturno River, built by U.S. Army engineers in World War II
Capua Italy Date:1943, November 23 Duration:3 min 32 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Traffic moving across a Bridge over Volturno River built by 1st battalion U.S. Army 343rd Engineers in Capua, Italy,during World War 2. The original bridge has been demolished and sits in the river bed. Closer view of the site. Traffic moving on the intact bridge is mostly military. View from water of an almost completely submerged section of the destroyed bridge. View from opposite shore of old buildings across the river, including the tower of the Cathedral of Capua (Cattedrale dei SS. Stefano e Agata). Camera pans from various places, including sandy bank of the river. Closer views of bridge show pedestrians walking across it.
(Note 1: The bridge built by 343rd Engineers, from October 16th to November 9th, was a semi-permanent structure, 332 ft high, 370 feet long, and classified as a two-way Class 40 or one-way Class 70 bridge. A million vehicles crossed it during the entire Italian campaign. Note 2: reportedly, opening slate refers to Major Linden Rigby, 196th Signal Photo Company, involved in the making of this film.)
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