Bailey bridge

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Definition of 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

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First Known Use of Bailey bridge

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bailey bridge

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

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“Bailey bridge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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