Is This A Bailey Bridge

Discussion in 'General' started by ww2ni, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    Out for a walk yesterday and saw this Bridge.

    It has the appearance of something which was bolted together and the wide sections for the base appear to have been designed to be able to adjust the width.

    It is neat Draperstown which is in the Sperrin Mountains.

    Clearly old I wonder if this is a WW2 vintage bridge.
    Sadly I could find no markings.

    Any assistance would be much appreciated.

    Andy
     

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  2. alberk

    alberk Well-Known Member

    It certainly is a bridge made of Bailey parts - used in an unusual way to build a foot bridge. Whether it is WW2 vintage is hard to tell - the Bailey system was in use by NATO long after the war, too. And Bailey parts and systems are still produced in China today - so you can actually buy one. I believe that post war parts have slightly different measurements
     
  3. ploughman

    ploughman Junior Member

    This shows a Bailey under constuction as a training exercise in the 90's at Ripon a local RE TA unit 234 Fd Sqn Const RE from RAF Leeming.
    The bits I did not get a photo of are the initial layout of the parts, construction of the launching nose, strip out of the nose, fitting of the stringers, swaybracing and the decking.
     

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  4. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Yes. Some Bailey parts. As already mentioned the Bailey was manufactured in several countries for many years. I hope the drawing with measurements will help. This is WW2.

    Bailey.jpg

    Mike
     
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    canuck Token Colonial Patron

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