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Waal Bridge in Nijmegen Netherlands

The Waal Bridge, AKA The Waalbrug, the arched bridge over the Waal River in Nijmegen. At the start of the Second World War the Dutch combat engineering units blew up the bridge to stop the German army's advance. During the occupation the Germans restored the bridge and from 1943 it was in use for traffic again. In 1944 the Germans planned to blow up the bridge again, but Jan van Hoof, a Rover Scout and member of the Dutch Resistance, managed to prevent this. On 20 September 1944, allied forces conquered the bridge. A plaque was added to the bridge as a reminder of van Hoof's actions.

Nijmegen, Netherlands

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