Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:43 am

Additional Bailey Bridge photo’s
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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Lorraine Campbell » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:40 pm

Just fantastic stuff.. thanks again for all your research

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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:46 pm

Your welcome Lorraine.

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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:35 pm

Floating Bridge over the Orne River in Caen
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Source: LAC, 17 July 1944, Lt MM Dean

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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:37 pm

Bailey Raft over Orne River, Caen......this raft was built just down from the Floating Bridge in the post above
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Source: LAC, 17 July 1944, Lt MM Dean

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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:39 pm

the Reynolds Bridge crossing the Orne River, Caen
Constructed by the 23rd Field Company, RCE and 10th Field Park Company, RCE
Triple/Double Bailey Bridge

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Bridge Location
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Source: Les points a Caen http://sgmcaen.free.fr/les-ponts.htm




Source: LAC, 17 July 1944, Lt MM Dean

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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:10 pm

Construction of “Andy’s Alley” thru Caen
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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:57 pm

Winters Bridge - Double/Single Class 40 Bailey Bridge, constructed by the 11th Canadian Field Company, RCE of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division
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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:26 am

29, 30 & 31 Field Coy. R.C.E.
Place: Rees
Cdn. Engineers build Blackfriars Bridge
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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:10 am

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Members of the 18th Field Company,
R.C.E. are doing a curious thing to the
Bailey bridge over the Schipbeek Canal
at Bathmen, Netherlands on April 9th
1945. They are laying an addition layer
of wood to the roadway. The
bridge was a 110 foot triple single and
was rated at Class 40, which means
that tanks could cross it.

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