Deir ez-Zor suspension bridge
|Deir ez-Zor suspension bridge
جسر دير الزور المعلق
Deir ez-Zor bridge, with suspension cables and Euphrates
|Locale||Deir ez-Zor, Syria|
|Total length||500 m (1,600 ft)|
|Height||36 m (118 ft)|
|Longest span||105 m (344 ft)|
|No. of spans||4|
The former footbridge connected, across the Euphrates River, the Levant region and the main section of the city on the southern bank, with Upper Mesopotamia region and the eastern section of the city on the northern bank.
After the suspension bridge was destroyed, the Siyasiyeh Bridge became the last entry route across the Euphrates to the western section of the city and the adjoining province of Hasakeh. However the locally renamed "bridge of death" was sufficiently dangerous to attacks that only one vehicle could speed across the bridge at a time during night time darkness.  It was destroyed in the autumn of 2014, being blown up as a result of clashes between the armed opposition and the Syrian Army. 
- Syria Deeply.org: Covering the Crisis blog — "Crossing the Bridge of Death in Deir Ezzor"; 15 November 2013; accessed 24 August 2015.
- Breakingnews.sy: :Deir ez-Zor bridge destroyed"
- Liveleak.com: "Syrian army releases a video of the Siyasiyeh bridge being blown up"; 16 September 2014.
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