WW2 Bailey Bridge Inventor Plaque. Dorset.

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  1. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

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    I took these 24-09-2017 within Christchurch Priory, Dorset.
     
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  2. smdarby

    smdarby Patron Patron

    Born in Rotherham. A friend of mine who works in a school in Rotherham told me there used to be a building named after him in the city centre - some concrete monstrosity from the 1960's. They eventually pulled it down. This is an example of his work that survives over the Leopold Canal on the Dutch/Belgian border that I've visited a couple of times and is still in use today.
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  3. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    During the Italian Campaign, Sappers built 2,762 Bailey Bridges which, if you put them end to end, would stretch for 49 miles.

    I was in Bavaria in Aug and walked across a Bailey Bridge.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Photos?
     
  5. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    ... bit disappointed he wasn't Bill.....
     
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  6. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Owen.

    I was not that awake. Most of my energy was used up chuckling that I had found a Bailey Bridge in the Fatherland.

    Frank
     
  7. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Owen.

    It seems that I did take a photo of the Bailey bridge in Hohendilching.

    Here it is.

    Regards

    Frank
     

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