US troops move across the Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany - 11 March 1945 Photo by Sergeant William Spangle (US Army) The Ludendorff Bridge was the last bridge standing on the Rhine River and was captured by the US 9th Armored Division on 7 March 1945.
Vehicle of the 7th Army cross the Rhine River from Ludwigshafen to Mannehim over the Ger Davidson Bridge, under cover of smoke screen. In the background is the wreckage of the Ludwigshafen railway bridge, destroyed by the retreating Germans. Ludwigshafen, Germany - March 1945
1945: conquest of the Remagen bridge On March 7, 1945, American troops conquer the Ludendorff railway bridge at Remagen, West German, the only intact across the Rhine. The rest were blown up by the Nazis to contain the Allied advance