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This weekend a pontoon bridge was built over the Scheldt in Antwerp to commemorate the bridge that was built here in 1914 to get military supplies into the city, and later to evacuate when the Germans captured Antwerp.

This is one of the boats that held the bridge in place against the tide.

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great photo David
October 8th, 2014  
@gerry Thank you!
October 8th, 2014  
That's very interesting and now we see how they have to all team together!
October 8th, 2014  
nice ,wouldn't argue with him
October 8th, 2014  
I am so glad you said to look at the lines of water behind the boats to see how the river is moving, and the boats are keeping the bridge steady. The bank behind them is beautiful too, with the trees and sky. What a neat thing to experience!

Up in Michigan they hold an annual event, you can walk (one way) across the Mackinac Bridge. It's about 5 miles, takes about 2 or 2 1/2 hours to make the walk but I've heard it's beautiful.
October 8th, 2014  
Very interesting David ' nice shot
October 8th, 2014  
@maggiemae Thank you, the boats had to work hard against the tide of the river!
October 9th, 2014  
@philcameron59 He's just a big softie I guess ;)
October 9th, 2014  
@kchuk The bank behind them is the left bank of the Scheldt, and it's the new part of Antwerp, whereas the historic centre is situated on the right bank.

This temporary bridge was only 400 meters and it took approx 10 min to cross :)
October 9th, 2014  
@steveh Thank you, Steve!
October 9th, 2014  
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