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Target: ALTENBEKEN GERMANY Railroad viaduct (144 aircraft) - (51.7483, 8.8829)

Built in 1853, the railway viaduct reaches a height of 35m and is over 482m long, its 24 impressive arches span across the Beke valley. During the Second World War it was considered one of the most important railway bridges in Germany by the Allies, who hoped to stop the flow of coal to German synthetic oil refineries. The viaduct was heavily bombed and four pillars and several arches were destroyed. In early October 1950, the extensive repair work was finally completed -

from: http://www.viadukt-wanderweg.de/vww_e/evwwaltenbeken.html

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