Bailey bridge


: a bridge designed for rapid construction from interchangeable latticed panels of high-tensile steel that are coupled with alloy steel pins set into ready-made holes to form girders and laid double or triple or superposed to suit the span and load

Word History


After Sir Donald C. Bailey, born 1901 English engineer who designed it

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bailey bridge was in 1942

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“Bailey bridge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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