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The Allenby Bridge over the River Jordan

several people in front of metal bridge

This well-known bridge, built at an ancient crossing point, was and is one of the few road entries between Palestine and Jordan. Built in 1918 by the Royal Engineers on the orders of General Allenby, it is called Al Karameh by the Palestinians and King Hussein Bridge by the Jordanians.

The bridge has been frequently attacked and even destroyed a couple of times though never out of use for very long.

Photo: Matson Collection, Library of Congress