Friday, July 10, 2009

The Bailey Bridge Memorial at Pont-Farcy

The Bailey Bridge at Pont-Farcy, left behind by advancing Allies in 1944, had served the local for over 60 years after the war until local authorities decided to demolish it. Local residents, English and French, formed an association Les Amis du Pont Bailey to save the bridge. It now stands as a memorial.

Bailey Bridges were an engineering wonder: mecano-type sections were light enough to be carried by infantrymen and strong enough to support tanks.

Photo sent by Christopher Long,
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