National Geographic : 1940 Dec
00 ol ©G.Eric Matson "For Jordan Overfloweth All His Banks All the Time of Harvest" To this day the river lives up to its Old Testament reputation (Joshua 3:15). Remnants of a fence and a row oftelephone poles mark the course ofthe road, which turns left in background to meet the Allenby Bridge (page 807). Volume of this unusual overflow can begauged bythe bridge, which more than spans the Jordan's normal width. This time the onrush of water came so suddenly that bridge police were rescued by boat, and agendarme's mare and foal were left on the structure. An adobe house (foreground) has collapsed.