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Old 14 Jun 09, 14:14
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Bridge at Stalingrad

I now have two German maps from 1943 which show a bridge to the north of Stalingrad, one (a 1:500000 scale map) shows it from Aktowka to the east bank of the Volga and the other (a 1:300000 scale map) shows the bridge starting to the south of Winnowka and crossing to the east bank. Were the maps wrong and, if not, what happened to the bridge?

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Probably destroyed by artillery, the Russians had to boat across, but they didn't bother to try because of German air power, or maybe that's just Enemy at the Gates. But in one of the ACG issues calling for reinforcements from across the river wasn't an option.
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Didn't the Germans hold the west bank north of the city? If so, I'm sure the Russians blew the bridge(s) as they withdrew.
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this map is from 1941(it was used as military map in that year,although you will see real time is 1937 ,but in the down right place is note that map is edited in October (I believe) by General Staff of the Red Army.Very rare, and thanks to year 1937 also available to share.



So I you can see,there is no bridge in Stalingrad at that time,however today one bridge exist south of Winnovka(Akatovka is under Winnovka)

But it is a modern bridge:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...ge_11.2008.JPG
(image is big,so I placed a link)

other transporter bridge (cool thing) was constructed in 1955 but later it was demolished.

So that I know about "real" bridges,and if you ask me none existed at the time,only thing available were ferries.

@Janos...most of western bank,including one factory,but Russians held out in Rynok,small place on the extreme north of Stalingrad.(coincidence or not but modern brigde is not war grom there)
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In one of the books I've read the Russians completed a poontoon bridge into the city but destroyed it almost immediately to prevent it from falling into German hands.

The Russians certainly had bridging capability and may have built some in the time period mentioned.
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In one of the books I've read the Russians completed a poontoon bridge into the city but destroyed it almost immediately to prevent it from falling into German hands.

The Russians certainly had bridging capability and may have built some in the time period mentioned.
There was a pontoon building unit near Krasnaja Sloboda ( Красная Слобода).But it is unknown to me if they ever constructed such.
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Hi, my name is Ilya, I live in Volgograd (ex Stalingrad) and I know what are You talking about This cableway, was built for service construction of Stalingrad hydro power plant (hydroagregate had been got big awards in Brussels expo). It was transporting electric power for gigantic ground planing machine, transporting crushed stone and concrete by trolleys. At first cable way had been 1 km long and then it was 4,3 km long.


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