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ARM E y. ` Appr ved FRr/~~~ ]Q~ se 2y00~2/01 /18~~:7TC[~ITA-RID 8~+3-0(/y~~ (~T/y~~QT9 0~Q 003-0 25X1 A MAY 1949 51. 61 gLA SIrIIiHI`UIS SHCRET~CONTROL TiG7 `~+]NI`~+"+~+ 0S CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. INFORMATION REPORT CD NO. COUNTRY Germany (Russian Zone) i i- DATE DISTR. 4 October 1951 SUBJECT Double Tracking of Railroad Bridges over the Oder River 3151 NO. OF ENCLS. 1 photostat; (LISTED BELOW) 3 pa,-es text DIS DOCD@9E!T FITS I' ry"L.DSJRE MACHO- j, OJT DEiAL + THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ESPIONAGE ACT 50 U. S. C.. 31 AND 32. AS AMENDED. ITS TRANSMISSION OR THE REVELATION OF ITS CONTENTS IN ANY MANNER 70 AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PRO- HIBITED BY LAW. REPRODUCTION OF THIS FORM 15 PROHIBITED ILLEGIB SOURCE SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION * Except as noted. The attached text and photostat are sent to you on loan. 25X1A 25X1A, ILLEGIB Approved For Release 2002/01/18 : CIA-RDP83-00415R009200060003-0 25X1X --~--ter. Apl5ioved For Release ,2b^02ff /18 : CIA-RDP83-00415R0092000 ' S~~I I G(?4TR L 25X1A U.S, OF1CIALS O L'e ILLEGIB ILLEG,I B Railroad bridgo aaroas the flood area of the t) r River ne1r t u i s es r n.iet>s: At present the bridge is single track; ,piers id amens for two more tracks are .available. Demolition embers are not available. The river banks at; the site o r the bridge are tlat.The planned ayin of a second ;FvmmKPbtr _.....~..~ a% 14 114 LL 4MW Spann 01 1 meters each at a total coat of 373)000 east arks, erel plate girders are to be ut .lined. oor'.: at the bridge site has not been started T ? The plans `;are for the following cons,ruction works . 25X1X 14. 21 +TE1c y it was le rneci that th il ey ra road brVir;es Over ti v Oder River near `rarnkfurt/pder and uest~?th >es well an tie bridge across the :flood area of t1 11v r near "nestrirj/ ` lest will be doubl t e raded ir. cor:-:ect or with the reconstruction of the seo?nd track on the Fr ... fw Ate rter.. ~ppe and t t i s r .n-Strausberg railroad lines. (1) . ie steel re red is "being epleted under c=-ntract at .t -.,ii.. mxr a T oved FoM He CI~ F~DP83-004158009200060003-0 UIS, OFFIGNNIk: (PY Approved For Release Jflq,,'I~ is scheduled to be completed by October 1951.1 (2) (2) The dismantling of the railroad bri. near flltrnin, on the Usedom-Swinemuende railroad line, his bridge, which has a span of 61.6 meters, would yi steel for a bridge span of 53.4 meters. look on the dismantling of the bridge has already been started. (4) (3) Construction of a new river span of 30 meters t an stimated cost of 1 6oo,000 eastmarks. The er bottom and banks at the bridge site are sandy; the western bank of the river is provid with a quay wall; the eastern bank rises qteeplyf-The span is scheduled to be completed in 1951. a. Bridge over the Oder River near Frankfurt/Odor. At present the bridge has 10 single track spans, It is planned to construct nine additional single track and one double track spans. ,:)ne single track span is scheduled to be removed. Each of the nine single track spans is scheduled to be 39,4 meters long, while the double track span is to have a length of 79,8 meters, The single track spans are be completed in 1951, (3) ( gi p yr lusC VV tii" w a w %JUWK a-.L V V W # V L \v-The planned double tracking of the bridge would require] 1) The re air of two available spans of 53.4 meters each. The spans are steel lattice work. Eighty tons of steel would be required. The bridge is erheduled to scheduled to be completed in 1951. The project would require 1,800 tons of steel and will cost an estimated 3,500,000 eastmarks. Tiers and abutments for the second track, some of them built in 1946/1047, are available. The piers are provided with demolition chambers. (5) All the bridges are designed to be capable of category -E trains. (6) 25X1A Cor:tnents. (i) 11 pans for the reconstruction of a second track on the Berlin-Strausberg-Kuestrin line are reported for the first time. However since this line is one of the most important Soviet transit routes the project is bound to be carried out sooner or later. (2) For photostat of the plan of the projected bridge, see Annex. The. bridge over the flood area of the Oder River formerly carried three tracks. See no 25X1A Approved For Release 2 T8 C8Mi83-00415R009200060003-0 US. Off IGIALS 011.1 '~ 25X1 A A-R1DP13-00415R00 U.S. OFFICIAL U\111-1 25X1A Approved For Release 2002/01/+8 30tA-RDP83-00415RO09200060003-0 25X1A (3) Detailed bride data and a sketch of the structure were transmitted previously. See d $t.nce half of the bridge is on Polish occupied t he aonatruotlon protect requires an agreement with boland, (4) Tk a repair of this bridge which is on a double track line that was totall - t after 1945, was reported previously. 25X1A wee . The bridge, which is the largest lifting br ge n 0 soviet -one of Germany, suffered damages to its superstructure during the war. .ccording to Soviet Zone press reports thr-e salvage ships have been employed since June 1951 to raise he middle section of the bridge, which has a weight of 12 tons. This operation is tic: eduled to take about f our weeks, (5) A report on this bridge with an attached sketch ws transmitted previously. The s 3ructure is on the most important double.traok erlin-Warsaw--Brest Litovsk line, which Is used by the bulk of Soviet transit traffic. (6) Category E trains have an axle pressure of 20 metric b n.s. Lam 1 - photostat SECRET CONTROL U .S. OFF ICIALS-ONLY Approved For Release 2002/01/18 : CIA-RDP83-00415R009200060003-0 Approved For Release 2002/01/18 : CIA-RDP83-00415R009200060003-0 JbES,j, CO Available 'Approved For Release 2002/01/18 : CIA-RDP83-00415R009200060003-0 ILLEGIB QY?N[lN.; rr i. a~~fFM41fiV. sfhr.4. J~hiMMpI.N. Jdw.N. ' Jdr.NMwFah~j..(+N. 9./y/NYAIUM d Lo.r..M Jryu.*?Nq. Lay.rb.A...7u.6/. 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