Dniestr Bridge, Mogilev-Podolski, 1941

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Dniestr Bridge, Mogilev-Podolski, 1941

Post by CNE503 » 24 May 2021 19:55

Hello,

Has anyone any picture or description of this bridge before July 1941?
I'm also interested in details about the Dniestr river in Mogilev-Podolski area (width, how high are the banks, etc.).

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Dniestr Bridge, Mogilev-Podolski, 1941

Post by GregSingh » 25 May 2021 03:33

This German period map shows only a railroad bridge there (yellow circle).
Map on T314 R481 - 000868 has some kind of crossing drawn on it, in a different location, perhaps a German built pontoon bridge?
So it's hard to tell the exact location of a road bridge in 1941 (if it really was there...?).

M-35-128-D - Copy.jpg

These photos are not dated. A road bridge between Otaci (Ataki) and Mohyliv-Podilskyi.
Most likely post war. Although surroundings changed a lot, it seems to be exact spot where a current bridge is according to Google maps.
(Do not confuse it with a modern Unguri - Bronica bridge - 10km SE, which is also called Mohyliv-Podilskyi bridge!

Otaci.jpg
Mohyliv-Podilskyi.jpg
Both from https://www.facebook.com/TraghiraVasilii/


And here you can find two nice photos of current railroad bridge in Mohyliv-Podilskyi.
https://varandej.livejournal.com/508059.html
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Re: Dniestr Bridge, Mogilev-Podolski, 1941

Post by CNE503 » 25 May 2021 18:45

GregSingh,

Thank you very much. Unfortunately, my copy of T314 R481 file 868 is not good enough to let me see anything...
Anyway, I think that the answer is: there was only one bridge on the Dniestr here on July 1941, and it was the railway one.

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Re: Dniestr Bridge, Mogilev-Podolski, 1941

Post by TheMarcksPlan » 12 Jun 2021 00:35

GregSingh wrote:This German period map shows only a railroad bridge there (yellow circle).
Map on T314 R481 - 000868
I'm inferring that the map you posted (thanks!) is not the map from T314/R481. What's the source of your map? I guess I'm asking whether there's some source of German period maps like this of which I'm unaware.
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Re: Dniestr Bridge, Mogilev-Podolski, 1941

Post by GregSingh » 12 Jun 2021 05:21

These 1:50000 (1km) Deutsche Heereskarte all have Library of Congress stamp on them.
They should be on that Polish maps server.
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