Definition of Bailey bridge in English:
A temporary bridge of lattice steel designed for rapid assembly from prefabricated standard parts, used especially in military operations.
- Although WW II saw the introduction of the Bailey bridge and mechanized bridgelayers for shorter spans, an invading army once more crossed the Rhine on pontoon bridges in 1945.
- The iron bridge survived until 1991, when it was declared unsafe and a temporary Bailey bridge built over the top of it.
- The 30th Corps was already late when it linked up with 101st Airborne Division near Eindhoven and the construction of a Bailey bridge at Zon, to replace one destroyed by the Germans, put Horrocks 33 hours behind schedule.
Second World War: named after Sir D. Bailey (1901–85), the English engineer who designed it.
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