Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

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Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Phil » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:37 am

Reconnaissance boats, Kapok foot bridges, Bailey bridges and more,

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Post by Temujin » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:26 pm

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This is an excellent photo showing the landing nose, and the bridge be constucted on a constricted site (bend in a road)

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Dachshund Bridge - 14th Cdn Field Company, RCE

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Bridges built in NW Europe and Italy

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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Wed May 02, 2018 4:05 pm

Map indicating the location of Bailey Bridges constructed in NW Europe

https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2012/01/ ... ey-bridge/
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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Wed May 02, 2018 7:51 pm

How Bailey Bridges were constructed from youtube video’s

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aFGh97Bg3cc

Floating Bailey

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F3ehxyBLUso


Two excellent video (in animation) of the construction of the modern version of a Bailey Bridge

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mnFyrLNB0oU

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jT56vCNG2EU

Field Manual 5-277 - Bailey Bridge
http://www.enlistment.us/field-manuals/ ... idge.shtml

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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Thu May 03, 2018 12:20 am

Types of “Bailey Bridges”. Each type was designed for different “spans” and “loads”

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