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17k. River Kwai Bridge

First the wood and bamboo bridge then the iron span that was looted from Java, these spanned the Mae Klong River just to the northwest of the walled city of Kanchanaburi. Each of them was damaged and repaired over the course of months of Allied bombing, until they were finally destroyed beyond repair in JUN 45 and the operation of the TBR ceased.

Of course, there never was a Bridge on the River Kwai, because there was never a River Kwai.

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