a temporary bridge formed of prefabricated, interchangeable, steel truss panels bolted together.
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Origin of Bailey bridge
named after Sir Donald Bailey (1901–85), British engineer, its designer
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a temporary bridge made of prefabricated steel panels that can be rapidly assembled
Word Origin for Bailey bridge
C20: named after Sir Donald Coleman Bailey (1901–85), its English designer
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