On Friday, October 3, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived in Antwerp to attend the inauguration of the replica of a World War I pontoon bridge across the Scheldt River.
According to the Associated Press, the original pontoon bridge was constructed at “…the start of the war in 1914 and played a major role in the defense of Antwerp. It was used by the Belgian army under King Albert I as well as the British Expeditionary Force under Winston Churchill.”
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