Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Aug

13

1943

US Army Engineers build a ‘Bridge in the Sky’

General Truscott is the first to cross the 'Bridge hung in the sky'.

The bridges of Sicily were graceful and beautiful old arches of stone or of brick-faced rubble ll, and shattering them so completely was something like chopping down a shade tree or defacing a church. They’ll all have to be rebuilt after the war and it’s going to take a lot more money to replace all those hundreds of spans than was really necessary. But I suppose the Germans and Italians figured dear old Uncle Sam would pay for it all, anyhow, so they might as well have their fun.