Bailey-bridge meaning

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A steel bridge designed to be shipped in parts and assembled rapidly.
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In military engineering, a portable bridge consisting of a series of prefabricated steel sections in the form of lattices.
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A portable pre-fabricated truss bridge, designed for use by military engineering units.
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Origin of bailey-bridge

  • After Sir Donald Bailey (1901–1985), British engineer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition