Bridge of Gorgopotamos

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Place Category: HistoryPlace Tags: Bridge, E.A.M., Gorgopotamos and World War

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  • Over the village of Gorgopotamos we can find the homonymous bridge that connects the two slopes of Oiti and the national railway connecting Athens and Salonika. One of the most glorious pages of contemporary history was written on this bridge. The night of November,25 1942 the united resistance organizations of E.A.M. and E.D.E.S. along with English saboteurs following the decision made in the Allied Middle East Headquarters blew up the bridge causing great delay to the crossing of the Germans that pressured the allies in Africa. The bridge was reconstructed in 1948. It is 211m long and 30m high. On the smal neighbouring hill, , an anniversary ceremony is held with the gathering of representatives of the government and of resistance unions so as to honour the achievement of the 25th November 1942, that expresses the unity in the fight during the years of the Occupation.

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