30 Ft SS Bailey Bridge Construction - 14 - 16 Aug 1944, 3 Platoon, 16th Cdn Field Company, RCE

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30 Ft SS Bailey Bridge Construction - 14 - 16 Aug 1944, 3 Platoon, 16th Cdn Field Company, RCE

Post by Temujin » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:32 pm

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Re: 30 Ft SS Bailey Bridge Construction - 14 - 16 Aug 1944, 3 Platoon, 16th Cdn Field Company, RCE

Post by Temujin » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:04 pm

After finding and posting the above information.......I starting wondering, “where was this bridge”..........so found the proper map Sht 40/14 SE and using the Map Reference 164 481, found the location.

First map is “full size” and the location in the red circle

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Second map, is zoomed in on the Map Reference, and you can see the civilian bridge, over the River Laison, where they constructed a “single wide, single height” Class 40 bailey. After construction this bridge stood up to 600 vehicles an hour crossing it
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Re: 30 Ft SS Bailey Bridge Construction - 14 - 16 Aug 1944, 3 Platoon, 16th Cdn Field Company, RCE

Post by Temujin » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:23 pm

The bridge location today......
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