Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

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Shield Bridge, Caen

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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

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Class 70 Bailey Bridge over the River Hase at Haselunne Rebuilt by the 5th Completed May 5th 1945. Christchurch crib pier supporting Double double and Triple single spans. Note span junction posts on top storey of Double double to accommodate transom.


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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

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Class 40 DD Bailey Bridge ove the River Hase at Haselunne Constructed by 1 Canadian Army Troops. Completed May 3rd, 45. Normal double double construction

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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Thu May 31, 2018 12:49 pm

Martin Bridge

Martin Bridge was constructed in Oct 44 by I Canadian Army Troops Engineers over the Albert Canal near Herenthels
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Martin Bridge consisted of two separate Bailey continuous bridges on pile piers
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Martin Bridge details of piers
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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

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A view along the low level bridge to Emmerich

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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Thu May 31, 2018 12:52 pm

MacLean Bridge at Emmerich
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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

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Part of the completed Walsh Bridge
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Walsh Bridge at Mook over the River Maas. The erection of light steel trestle piers on pile drivers. After completion of the pier in the foreground, the river rose and the second, at which the pile driving rig can be seen, was built to a different design
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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:28 am

The map trace below shows some of the bridges, ferry’s and floating bridges (and their map reference) built over the Orne River in Caen.
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Re: Bridge and Assault Crossing Equipment

Post by Temujin » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:29 pm

Bailey Floating Bridge under construction:
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