Đurđevića Tara Bridge in Montenegro
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The bridge on the river Tara
In north-west Montenegro, the Đurđevića Tara Bridge is the fastest passage between the villages of Budečevica and Trešnjica. The five-arch concrete bridge was completed in 1940, as World War Two was spreading across Europe. By 1941, Italian forces from the Axis powers had invaded this region. Local guerrilla fighters took an extreme measure to keep the Italian army from crossing the Tara River Valley: They blew up one of the arches, making the bridge unpassable and slowing the advancement. The bridge was rebuilt in 1946 and, although it retains its original name, some still call it the anti-fascist bridge. And now you know an awesome story about a bridge in Montenegro.