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Original 1945 USA Army Report on Construction of Railroad Bridge

over Rhine River at Duisberg and Rheinhausen, Germany

COMPLETION REPORT
RAILWAY BRIDGE
OVER
RHINE RIVER
VICTORY BRIDGE
ADV   SEC   ENGR   GROUP   A
Rhine River, Front Cover
$950.00
Price includes Priority-Mail shipping, insurance, and handling, in USA only.
Please e-mail for outside-USA-delivery.

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Published By:
United States Army, 1945 (no copyright shown).
13 numbered typed-on-one-side mimeographed pages,
plus 18 pages of Appendices, Map, and 5 original photographs.

8.5" x 10.5" Staple-bound, blue paper covers.
Title on front cover is pasted on.

Contents:
Report Prepared By:
Headquarters, Advance Section Communications Zone,
Engineer Section, APO 113, US Army.

COMPLETION REPORT:  RAILROADS
1.  Description of Project
a.  Number:  R - 315
b.  General Features
c.  Location
2.  Existing Condition of Site
a.  Damage to Old Bridge
b.  Condition of the River
c.  Foundation Conditions
d.  Rail Lines to the Site
3.  Reconstruction
a.  Date Started
b.  Date Completed
c.  Job Organization
d.  Equipment Employed
e.  Major Material Requirements
f.  Planning and Construction (includes full-page Progress Chart -- Estimated and Actual)
4.  Historical Events

APPENDICES:
A.  Operations Orders, 4 pages
B.  Progress Reports and Chart, 2 pages, plus 8 Foldouts (15" by 10.5") of Progress Chart, 30 Apr. 45
C.  Rail Map Overlay (map, Over Print Showing Railway Connections to Duisburg Bridge)
D.  Job Organization Chart (28-3/4" by 20" foldout)

Black-and-White Photographs:
Aerial Photograph Site Plan (16 Dec. 44) 8.5" by 10.5"

Troops, Band, and Officers Assembling for Dedication Ceremony, 4-3/4" by 3-5/8"


Distinguished Visitors and Speakers at Ceremony, 4-1/8" by 3" (shown on right)

Award of Bronze Star to Outstanding Individuals, 4-3/4" by 3-5/8"
(shown on right)

Panoramic View of Demolished Duisburg-Hochfeld Railway Bridge, West Approach, River Spans, East Approach

(one full-page showing 4 pictures)
 
Photographs pasted inside book
Condition:
Good.  Overall clean and neat, except for:  Covers are faded and toned at edges, with some surface soil, appear to have originally had clear-tape on spine edges.  Some tiny nicks, small creases, wear, and small tears on cover edges and page edges.  Page 2 has tape residue and toning at spine edge from clear-plastic tape on rear of opposite photo.  Ink smudges of opposite page's ink on rear of typed pages.  Some light to moderate toning of pages and foldouts.  No large tears except for 2" tear on Job Organization Chart.  Last page and rear cover have come loose from original staples, has 2 newer staples on rear.
Book was acquired used, so may have been exposed to cigarette smoke.

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