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Aiming point for U.S pilots to drop bomb

Looks like a normal bridge, but if you walk around and cross the bridge you will notice a plaque... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2018
BillNabilah
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This was the target for the American pilots. It has a beautiful and thought provoking view of the... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
Wombling_Free_7548
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

Looks like a normal bridge, but if you walk around and cross the bridge you will notice a plaque stating that the bridge is actually a guiding target for the plane to drop the atomic bomb because its "T-shape" is easily recognized from the air....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BillNabilah
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

This was the target for the American pilots. It has a beautiful and thought provoking view of the river, Peace Park and Atomic Dome.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This is just an average bridge until you realize its historical significance. Used as a guiding target for the plane dropping the A-bomb. Near the A-bomb dome.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Chosen as the target point due to its unusual shape easily seen from the air A plaque explains its survival

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 777SarahB777
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This "T" shaped bridge was used as the aiming point for the bombardier on the US Army Air Corps B-29 named "Enola Gay." There is no charge for pedestrians to walk over this bridge. There are public restrooms near by in the Peace Park complex.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CHARLES A
Reviewed 21 March 2018

The crew of the Enola Grey used this spot to aim the drop of the first atomic bomb. It is unique as the bridge forms a "T" which could be easily seen from the bomber above.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

It just a bridge near the Dome, it's not until you read the plaques near bridge that you realise the historical significance to it as the bridge was the aiming point for the pilots to drop the bomb on Hiroshima. Read the plaque and then...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jason S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Imagine the Enola Gay US bomber flying overhead. It's using this bridge as the target for dropping the Atomic Bomb. The bridge survived the blast being 300 meters from Found Zero but was rebuilt in 1983. You can see the bridge's original girder in the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Another marker in the Memorial Peace Park that places where the bomb was dropped that fateful morning. Simply mind boggling.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MikeN660
Reviewed 14 September 2017

It is where the massacre was. The School where the children were evaporated is across from this point (today rebuilt as it were). The airplane crew was lost and confused and screwd up topography. Thousands would be killed anyway, so why worry?

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Arturo P
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