Another Inglis Bridge in die Wild

As the fine readers of Think Defence know, bridges are a particular interest here at TD Towers.

One of the precursors to the famous Bailey Bridge was the much less famous Inglis Bridge, designed by Charles Edward Inglis.

In the last article I posted on the Inglis Bridge I noted there were only a couple in existence in the UK, a rather sad state of affairs for such an important piece of military heritage, one in Wales over the River Monnow and one over the Basingstoke Canal.

Inglis Mark II Bridge River Monnow
Inglis Mark II Bridge River Monnow

https://www.flickr.com/photos/73614187@N03/7142276907/

 

Both these locations have a long association with the Royal Engineers.

To read more about the man and his bridge(s), click the image

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Which brings me to an email I had today from Derek at the RE Museum (another fellow bridge enthusiast) about their efforts to identify a bridge in Emmerich, Germany.

I am a volunteer in the R E Museum, We received an e-mail enquiry from a man who lives in Emmerich ,Germany asking for help to identify an Inglis bridge that was still in use over a river called The Wild. I have recently visited the bridge and found out it was built in late 1945 , Possibly by British Sappers and has now been declared a war monument by the German Government. It is in very good condition and is now restricted to 16 tons

Ant there it is, over the Die Wild at Spiker Weg is none other than an Inglis

Fantastic stuff

Emmerich - Inglis Bridge MkIII
Emmerich – Inglis Bridge MkIII
Emmerich - Inglis Bridge MkIII
Emmerich – Inglis Bridge MkIII

It looks very much like a MkIII, which completes the set.

Like Monmouthshire and Basingstoke, Emmerich as a long history of association with the Royal Engineers.

Thanks Derek

 

PS

Did you all get the pun in the title!

PPS

Could you drive a FRES SV Scout over that bridge?

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monkey
monkey
June 23, 2014 1:34 pm

@TD
“Could you drive a FRES SV Scout over that bridge?”
Not unless it was sent on a serious diet , its limit was 26 long tons

Slightly Agricultural
Slightly Agricultural
June 23, 2014 3:14 pm

@TD
“Could you drive a FRES SV Scout over that bridge?”
I dunno, how much of a run up would I get? Might make it, but I wouldn’t be expecting to get back!

paul g
June 23, 2014 5:58 pm

watched this being built around 2007, so heavy equipment could get to the island. still thee though!!

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Runcorn/@53.3112714,-2.7222403,146m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x487ae230b9cf8731:0xf48c6c2a5af9dd08