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ID number 120511
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white

Description

Hintok, Thailand. c. October 1945. A train crossing the Hintok curved trestle bridge. This bridge was one of six between Konyu cutting (Hellfire Pass) and Hintok Station which are approximately three kilometres apart. The primitive but temporarily effective bridge construction is well demonstrated. The timber was cut from the adjacent jungle by prisoner of wars (POWs) and carried to the site. The poles and rails were held together by metal spikes, nails, bolts and wire. The only sawn timber used was for the platform to take the railway track and sleepers. Spare poles for repair purposes can be seen in the bottom left hand corner. The bridge was sited approximately 154 kilometres north of Nong Pladuk (also known as Non Pladuk), or 260 kilometres south of Thanbyuzayat.