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Federation of American Scientists

A Navy carrier-based squadron joined the strikes [on west railway bridge across the Han at Sŏul] on 19 August, and that night the weakened "elastic bridge"  structure collapsed. In all, the destruction of this bridge had used up 80 Bomber Command sorties and 643 tons of bombs (and 31 days).

By mid-August 1950, General MacArthur, feeling that the defense of the Pusan perimeter was stabilizing, was planning an amphibious landing at Inch'ŏn, near Sŏul.