Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne by Margaret Bourke-White (1945)

The photograph titled “Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne” was captured by artist Margaret Bourke-White in the year 1945. The image portrays the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne suffering extensive damage. The bridge spans a river, and its steel structure appears mangled and partially collapsed, indicative of the destruction caused by World War II. Surrounding buildings also show significant damage, with some showing only skeletal remains. Debris litters the bridge and the surrounding area, further emphasizing the impact of the conflict on the infrastructure and the city. Despite the destruction, the photograph documents a historical moment and captures the resilience of structures amidst wartime chaos.

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