|Westwall Roadblock, or "Strassensperre" near Lambsborn|
|Strassensperre were built where railways and roads pierced the Siegfried Line. In the type of gate seen on L464 at Lambsborn (probably a T-Trager), the cement posts were secured onto iron posts driven into the ground. Four horizontal iron girders then formed a gate which could be swung open and closed. The gate must have been heavy, as a post card from the period shows five Wehrmacht soldiers straining to shut a gate.|
|Recent construction on L464 in fall 2007 suggests the gate mounts here might be slated for removed. Update: the gates were removed in Dec 07.
One wonders if the roadblock was guarded by soldiers in the Lambsborn bunkers, or opened on demand?
|The photo on the left shows the pair of gate mounts - look carefully between the two large trees across the road.
Another set of Strassensperre is located near Waldmohr.
|Two More Strassensperre on Talstrasse Near the Sawmill|
|This pair of gates on Talstrasse, about 100 meters off the main treet, blocked the road to Rosenkopf on the eastern perimeter of Lambsborn. Talstrasse winds past the gates up a steep hill where sources say earthwork fortifications still exist. Note one gate mount of this pair has been incorporated in a modern stone wall.|
|Gone - Winter 07/08|