It’s not Bailey; the panels, transoms and decking are wrong and it looks too wide. IMHO it’s a commercial bridge; probably a version of the Mabey Johnson support bridge.The bridge conversation brought to mind the Elan village suspension and Bailey bridges. Seems the Bailey bridge is only 31 years old, but I found this interesting anyway.
Sorry to be a spotter but that’s not an HGB. The HGB is an ‘equipment’ bridge made out of prefabricated sections. It’s basically a Bailey Bridge on steroids. This one is riveted which suggests it’s been built in place.Heavy Girder Bridge: On the 3 May 45 the railway bridge over the River Oste at Hechthausen in Germany was destroyed and would have been reinstated by Royal Engineers Army Troops and it is still exists today, seeking to confirm which unit built it, the railway from Hamburg to Cuxhaven was double track, however became single track before and after this bridge, Deutsche Bahn now intend to upgrade the line from Stade to Cuxhaven with overhead electrification and believe this bridge will be replaced.
Once a Sapper........I often wonder if I’m the only person who crosses Sydney Harbour Bridge every day working out how to demolish it. I don’t fancy dangling strings of hayricks off the top cord of the bowstring.Yep. Can’t help it...
Again, it’s a probably a Mabey Johnson rather than an actual Bailey. The materials are different and Bailey is always painted*. Mabey bridges tend to be ‘au naturele’.The Bailey bridge replacing it is adjacent.
That’s the one I’m talking about. The suspension bridge pre-dates Bailey by forty years.The Bailey bridge replacing it is adjacent.
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