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    Kawamata Bridge Dornod Province Mongolia

Bridge spanning the Khalkhin Gol located to the north of the confulence between the Khalkhin Gol and Khailaastai (Holsten River). To the west is the Komatsu Heights and to the east Mitsubosa Heights. The "Nomonhan Road" a small track spans from the bridge towards Nomonhan and onward to Chianghunmiao. Known to the Japanese as "Kawamata Bridge". In Japanese, "Kawa" means river.

This bridge was likely built before May 28, 1939 and observed by Manchukuoan Army border garrison in late May, that noted an enemy bridge north of the confluence.

Wartime History
During the Battle of Khalkhin Gol / Nomonhan Incident this bridge was used by Soviet and Mongolian troops and vehicles to cross the river.

On May 28, Soviet armor, infantry and Mongolian cavalry crossed this bridge to attack and annihilate the Japanese Army's Azuma Detachment.

Japanese Studies on Manchuria: Volume XI Part 3 Book B, page 227

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018


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