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  1. Bailey bridge(noun)

    a temporary bridge designed for rapid construction

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  1. Bailey bridge(Noun)

    a portable pre-fabricated truss bridge, designed for use by military engineering units.

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  1. Bailey bridge

    The Bailey bridge is a type of portable, pre-fabricated, truss bridge. It was developed by the British during World War II for military use and saw extensive use by both British and the American military engineering units. A Bailey bridge had the advantages of requiring no special tools or heavy equipment to construct. The wood and steel bridge elements were small and light enough to be carried in trucks and lifted into place by hand, without requiring the use of a crane. The bridges were strong enough to carry tanks. Bailey bridges continue to be extensively used in civil engineering construction projects and to provide temporary crossings for foot and vehicle traffic.


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