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Bailey bridge

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  1. a temporary bridge formed of prefabricated, interchangeable, steel truss panels bolted together.

Origin of Bailey bridge

named after Sir Donald Bailey (1901–85), British engineer, its designer
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British Dictionary definitions for bailey bridge

Bailey bridge

  1. a temporary bridge made of prefabricated steel panels that can be rapidly assembled

Word Origin

C20: named after Sir Donald Coleman Bailey (1901–85), its English designer
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