They simply occurred to know of a non-functioning railroad bridge in an space that suited our functions. And, higher but, the world in query was keen to advertise tourism. Native roads being what they’re, their greatest probability to do that rested in revitalizing an outdated rail system. This included changing the primary decking of the bridge in query, which engineers had deemed structurally unsound. The bridge was not constructed solely in 1906 as has been reported. That bridge was partially destroyed by the retreating Germans throughout the Second World Battle earlier than being rebuilt (the present bridge is, in actual fact, certainly one of two very comparable ones within the space, neither of which is a protected monument). Backside line: to open up the world to tourism, the bridge wanted to go. And we have been solely too completely satisfied to assist out.