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11  Stones  Building the Bridge, Its First Purpose and the Sale of Bridge Stones

The Bridge of Remagen was built during World War I at the behest of German generals:  The Commander of the Prussian General Staff, Alfred Count of Schlieffen, had demanded the building of this bridge and other bridges in Engers and Rüdesheim within the framework of his deployment plans for the next war against France.  Designed in 1912, the construction of the Bridge at Remagen only began in 1916, when World War I had been raging for two years already.