To All our fellow reenactors, friends and veterans,
Today the 99th Infantry Division Historical Society ,Inc and our Committee in Tidioute , PA have chosen to cancel our annual event of the Bridge at Remagen, 1945 set for July 31- August 2nd. With the Covid-19 virus effecting our nation and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's social distance and gathering policies we had to. At one point there was a glimmer of hope that Remagen could go on this year if things moved more back to normal. This idea was crushed by the Reading , PA Airshow. Their event is normally in June and was effected by the virus. With that they decided to bulldozer over our yearly event date to save their 2020 show. That came as the final blow to our bridge battle.
Another ongoing problem was with safety for you our reenactor friends and the public as well. The virus has made new liability issues for the event. We do not want a lawsuit if someone became ill at our event and if social distance policy were not followed. We too thought about many of you are still quarantined in your State or out of work. Your funds and time must go into keeping your lights on and family fed.
With that the 99th Infantry Division will be refunding all event fees. The checks that we cashed will be returned to the event coordinator or unit commander. Checks that were not cashed will be destroyed and the unit contacted that it was done. If you have questions on the funds please write or call us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-825-2068.
We thank all of you for your years of support of our Bridge at Remagen, 1945 reenactment here in NW PA. Many units have been with us since our 1st year, now 10 plus years ago. The Battle babies of the 99th Infantry Division hope to see you all again once we get through this trying time in our lives. We look forward to better days ahead. Please keep safe everyone in our Remagen Bridge Reenactment family.
This year marks the 75th Anniverry of this historic battle.
Just as the battle begins on Sat. there will be German civilians, carrying their most valuable possessions, retreating through the town and crossing the bridge. As per the original battle. We believe there are no other reenactments that show what German civilians did during this battle or any other battle.
All veterans of all Wars are invited and we have a large viewing area with seats and shade. The shaded area is reserved for our older veterans. Special parking for handicap persons and veterans. Water is provided for veterans and toilets are on site. This area is located at Buckingham and King street, close by the bridge.
The Tidioute bridge closes to the public at 2:00 p.m. REOPENS at 4:00 p.m. This is to prepare the bridge for the pyrotechnics.
Tidioute is a small town located on the banks of the Allegheny River. The town very closely resembles Remagen Germany. The river is 500ft wide, the Rhine River is 700 ft wide. Both bridges are steel girder construction. The woods, mountains, and ravines of Tidioute are almost a perfect match for the Remagen area.
We are expecting between 250 and 300 reenactors. There will be dozens of military vehicles, including both German and U.S. armor. Halftracks, tanks etc.
The battle in town is very up close with the public being only yards away, or you may watch across the river on a hill just off Route 62.
The battle starts in Tidioute, the bridge is blown after German troops retreat, and ends on the other side the river, with the capture of the bridge, and surrender of the Germans. Parking in Tidioute is limited to on street parking or wherever you may find it. There are a few small restaurants located in Tidioute.There are commercial motels located in Warren Pa. Located about 15 miles north of Tidioute on rt. 62.
NO DRONES AT THE CAMPING OR PUBLIC BATTLE. This is for public safety. NO PUBLIC CAMPING ALLOWED AT THE MILITARY CAMP OR PARKING AREA
PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE: Please stay behind all safety yellow barricade tape and ropes. Armor vehicles have blind spots and cannot see you or your children if you are in the street. Do not pick up any spent brass blank cartridges until after the battle. They get very hot. Please obey all FIRE AND POLICE PERSONNEL.
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We thank our vendors who support this event, year after year. Here are the confirmed vendors for this year's event:
Event details and timelines will be posted here.
Bridge closes at 2:00 PM. Battle begins at 3:00 PM Event ends at 5:00PM. Camp grounds are located just down river of the bridge, with plenty of ample parking. There are military vendors located at the camp where souvenirs and collectibles may be purchased. Small lunches and sandwiches may be purchased at an authentic military field kitchen, located on camp grounds.
Fore more details or questions about the event, media inquiries, sponsorships or attending with a period vehicle, contact us below:
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