WW1 Bridges and Bridge building.

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by snailer, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. snailer

    snailer Country Member

    I picked these up a while ago, lantern slides of bridges and bridging techniques used in WW1. They look to have formed part of an instructional/training slideshow of some sort.

    Pete
     

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Thanks for sharing those.
    :)
     
  3. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Nice pics.
    With the exception of the timber trestle bridge they look surprisingly modern, even the raft bridge in the last photo.
     
  4. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Nice photos
     
  5. ploughman

    ploughman Junior Member

    Which Bridging training camp was used.
    The ones showing the Mk2 is almost certainly at such a camp.
    With the bridging stores sheds at the back and the provision of Holdfast anchorages in the foreground.
     
  6. snailer

    snailer Country Member

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  7. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Carrying 80lb 3000 yards under fire and building a 55 foot bridge in 10 minutes?

    Bloody outstanding.
     
  8. snailer

    snailer Country Member

    I think the 1st photo, No22, is the finished bridge using the components in the last photo, No18 . I tried to post them next to each other but they got split up.
     
  9. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  10. snailer

    snailer Country Member

    Thanks Wills,

    A bit of light reading!
     

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