Carried across the river Ysel at Doesburg on a pontoon bridge.
Napoleon entered the town hard on their heels, but the broken bridge caused a delay of four days, there being no pontoon trains with the army.
The former of these is connected with western Bagdad by a very primitive horse-tramway, also a relic of Midhat Pasha's reforms. The two parts of the city are joined by pontoon bridges, one in the suburbs and one in the main city.
In the river are two pontoon docks and an immense dry dock.
Sonderburg, the capital, with a good harbour and a considerable trade, is connected with the mainland by a pontoon bridge.