Photographer's Note

It is a common belief that the Jordan river is a wide and abundant with water, while it is not so: this is the canyon where the Jordan river "cleft" its way from the Hula-lake area (70m+/- above sea-level) southwards to what is known as the "Mountainous-Jordan river" on the way some 13 km to its estuary on the Sea-of-Galiliee, 240m +/- bellow sea-level.

Sorry to disappoint, but most of the water flowing are pumped for irrigation, and with the drought last winter – not much water left.
View due north, the Bailey-Bridge location is precisely at 33.0116, 35.6283 on the map, and is not used nowadays. Much history is enfolded on this area, as this spot was the border to Syria until 1967 - a whole different story to tell.
The picture was taken from the bus-window on the way to the Golan-Heights on the #91 road.

RAW, F3.5, 1/640, ISO100.


*** About the bridge:
The Bailey bridge is a type of portable, pre-fabricated, truss bridge. It was developed by the British during World War II for military use and saw extensive use by British, Canadian and US military engineering units.
(from the web).

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