In 1944 soldiers (for instance American, Canadian, British, Australian)
crossed the river the Waal in little canvas boats to liberate Nijmegen.
48 of them died.
Yesterday a new bridge was opened on the same spot.
To remember those who died, every evening when it gets dark
48 lampposts on the bridge light one by one.
Some of those veterans are guest of honour at the openingsceremony.
There was a big firework and lots of music.
Photographs: De Gelderlander
A short video about building the bridge, from start to finish