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Freedom Bridge 2008
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Submitted By;
SSG Douglas L Pierce
C Co 8th Eng BN
1st Cav Div 64/65
.............
ACTA
Demo, Weapons
and Tactics Instructor
2nd Inf Div
1966/1969 - 1970/1971
The following pictures of Freedom Bridge were taken by a friend of
mine when he and this wife visited Korea in 2008.  He sent these photos
to me because he knew that I was assigned in that area back in the 60’s
Crossover Bridge
SSG Douglas L Pierce
C Co 8th Eng BN
1st Cav Div 64/65
.............
ACTA
Demo, Weapons
and Tactics Instructor
2nd Inf Div
1966/1969 - 1970/1971
Bridge Plaque
Webmaster Note;
   The plaque seen above is located on the site of the crossover bridge which
connected the northbound rail bed to the southbound rail bed. If you recall,
the usable road from Munsan ran up a portion of the northbound rail bed to the
destroyed bridge. You then had to cross over to the southbound side to gain
entry to Freedom Bridge.
   I have browsed dozens and dozens of sites containing similar photos and
after reading the captions, came to a disturbing conclusion. Most visitors
today, believe that this small crossover bridge, is actually Freedom Bridge.
And few realize that the railroad bridge is, in fact, the original Freedom Bridge.
   It is a shame that the tourist industry, and government, of South Korea have
gone to such lengths and expense to provide a historical site, but, have done
so little to accurately provide the correct historical information.
                                                                                          Ken
At the end of this part of the bridge is a
set of gates and is as far a person can go.
Crossover Bridge Gate
These are the gates and a place for people to leave
hand written massages for relatives in North Korea
Reconstructed Freedom Bridge
According to my friend,  they were still working on reconstructing
the bridge, and the tracks stopped on the south side.
This memorial is near Freedom Bridge