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Bridge in the River Kwai

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Some trivia regarding this famous bridge:

Did you know that there was no bridge over the river Kwai? Yes that's right the bridges ( and yes there were 2 a wooden one and a steel one) that the allied prisoners built actually traversed a different river. The author that wrote the book assumed it crossed the river Kwai as the railway ran along the river and thus he assumed it crossed the river Kwai.
It actually crossed a different river. After many tourists first came to the area looking for that bridge (only the steel one survived the war) and finding that it crossed a different river the Thais- being the very imaginative people that they are- simply renamed the river that the bridge did cross - The Kwai River!

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