BHC Newsflyer: 17 July, 2021

Rakotzbrücke at Kromlau Park west of Gablenz: Photo by Martin Damboldt on Pexels.com

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Headlines:

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Flooding in Germany as well as parts of Europe causes widespread destruction

Story (EN): https://www.washingtonpost.com/gdpr-consent/?next_url=https%3a%2f%2fwww.washingtonpost.com%2fworld%2f2021%2f07%2f15%2fgermany-flooding-buildings-collapse%2f   &  https://www.voanews.com/europe/german-floods-leave-least-80-dead-1300-missing

Story (D): https://www.rtl.de/cms/mehrere-bruecken-in-hagen-nach-unwetter-zerstoert-4796691.html

The Flensburg Files: https://flensburgerfiles.wordpress.com/

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Five Bridges in England Listed as Structurally Critical

Link: https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/five-uk-bridges-in-desperate-need-of-repair-12-07-2021/

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Truck-Bridge Collision Destroys Railroad Bridge in Leipzig

https://www.mdr.de/nachrichten/sachsen/leipzig/leipzig-leipzig-land/leipzig-bahn-bruecke-permoserstrasse-abriss-100.html

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Truck-Bridge Collision Dislodges Bridge in Atlanta

https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/georgia-interstate-shut-down-after-truck-shifts-bridge-6-feet

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Zschopau River Crossing near Flöha (Saxony), Germany coming down.

Link: https://www.freiepresse.de/mittelsachsen/floeha/ende-juli-wird-alte-bruecke-abgerissen-artikel11604308

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Historic Hertford “S” Bridge Moved to Make Way for it Replacement.

Link: https://coastalreview.org/2021/07/historic-hertford-s-bridge-swing-span-has-been-removed/

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Ratkotzbrücke in eastern Saxony Reopens After Rehabilitation

Link: https://www.mdr.de/nachrichten/sachsen/bautzen/goerlitz-weisswasser-zittau/sanierung-rakotzbruecke-kromlau-100.html

Bridge Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azalea_and_Rhododendron_Park_Kromlau

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Göltzschtalbrücke in the Running for UNESCO Title

Link: https://www.freiepresse.de/vogtland/reichenbach/goeltzschtalbruecke-zwei-ministerpraesidenten-kaempfen-fuer-den-welterbe-titel-artikel11605699

Bridge Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6ltzsch_Viaduct

Göltzschtal Viaduct

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Important Notice: If you would like to help thise affected by the Great Flood of 2021 in western Germany, the Benelux States and France, here are a couple links that will take you to the sites and you can donate money and time to help:

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Aktion Deutschland Hilfe (D): https://www.aktion-deutschland-hilft.de/de/lp-hochwasser-deutschland/

Spendenkonto Rheinland-Pfalz (D): https://mdi.rlp.de/de/service/pressemitteilungen/detail/news/News/detail/dreyerlewentzahnen-land-hat-spendenkonto-eingerichtet/?no_cache=1&cHash=b9fe01dadc942d55b8a382e8768d6049

Malteser International (EN): https://www.malteser-international.org/en/our-work/europe/germany.html

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