Bailey Bridge Switchback Operation 1944

Bailey Bridge Switchback Operation 1944


Maldegem, Belgium (BE)
In the autumn of 1944 Canadian soldiers liberated the villages south of the Leopoldkanaal (Belgium).

On Oct. 6th 1944 they started construct a Bailey-bridge across the Leopoldcanal between Maldegem and Sint Laureins. A few days later they crossed the canal at the first fase of the so called: "Switchback Operation". The liberation of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (Netherlands) followed.

This Bailey Bridge is probably one of the last remaining and still used Bailey bridges from World War 2.
In the autumn of 1944 Canadian soldiers liberated the villages south of the Leopoldkanaal (Belgium).

On Oct. 6th 1944 they started construct a Bailey-bridge across the Leopoldcanal between Maldegem and Sint Laureins. A few days later they crossed the canal at the first fase of the so called: "Switchback Operation". The liberation of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (Netherlands) followed.

This Bailey Bridge is probably one of the last remaining and still used Bailey bridges from World War 2.
View in Google Earth Bridges - Automobile, Events - Historical
Links: en.wikipedia.org
By: kkeps

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