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Bailey bridge installation – Danseys Pass, Waitaki District

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The marvels of modern military engineering, finding their way into the civilian world far and wide

Bridge 66 carrying Danseys Pass Road over the Maerewhenua River was lost during flooding in June 2013.

Waitaki District Council asked the NZ Transport Agency to install a temporary Bailey bridge. This was done by Downer NZ, the Transport Agency’s Bailey bridge services contractor, in July 2013.

And another, not in New Zealand

Workers from the Washington State Department of Transportation quickly build a bailey bridge over the flood-ravaged banks of the Chehalis River, which reached record levels on Dec. 3, 2007, and ripped out concrete spans that were in place.

 

Read more at the links

http://www.nzta.govt.nz/network/maintaining/management/bailey-bridge.html

https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2012/01/uk-military-bridging-equipment-the-bailey-bridge/

 

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3 Responses

  1. Can you show this to the Councils & Highways Agency in the South East, who take a perverse delight in shutting vital road bridges for six months at a time, creating road chaos, yet making no alternative provision.

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