Bailey Bridge - Barrack Road, Christchurch, Hampshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 50° 44.312 W 001° 47.385
30U E 585397 N 5621447
Quick Description: This part of a Bailey Bridge has been preserved and lies on the verge near the road. It is here to mark where the Bailey Bridge was invented.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/16/2009 1:19:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM780H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 4

Long Description:
The metal plaque reads as follows though the last few words are hard to pick out:

'BAILEY BRIDGE
SIR DONALD BAILEY Kt OBE at the Experimental Bridging Establishment
Christchurch invented a bridging system in 1940-41. Standard
components are used to construct bridges of different spans and forms. During World War II over 200 miles of these bridges were manufactured. The Bailey Bridge was constructed by ..... Storey Ltd.'

There is an interesting article about Sir Donald Bailey here (visit link)
Type of Historic Marker: Metal Plaque and Remnant

Age/Event Date: 01/01/1940

Related Website: [Web Link]

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Historical Marker Issuing Authority: Not listed

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