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Bailey Bridge

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There has been a Bailey bridge crossing the river Avon on Salisbury Plain for as long as I can remember, with the bridge known from my youth being replaced by the Royal Engineers in 1995. Everyone knows the area where the bridge is as “Charlie crossing”, and there has I suspect been a Bailey Bridge crossing the river at that point since World War Two. The main differences between the old and new bridge from memory is that the old bridge was only two panels wide rather than three on the new one, and the wooden road surface of the old bridge had a channel down the centre of it.
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About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70’s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70’s, I have had lots of opportunitie...


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Charlie Bridge.... Happy days, I used to live about 2 miles from there.... Please be advised that it's (probably) the British Extra Widened Bailey Bridge (EWBB) The post WW2 replacement for the Bailey. Loads of info & links on the modern bridge & a scratched US Bailey here: SWBB/Bailey
APR 10, 2011 - 01:52 AM
More information on Bailey bridges see: Bailey bridges
APR 10, 2011 - 02:44 AM
Jon I have to ask were you at school there? and if you were are you a 1960s baby
APR 10, 2011 - 03:25 AM