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Photographic Print of Bailey Bridges, No.2 Shop, 1942

Bailey Bridges, No.2 Shop, 1942

Bailey Bridges, No.2 Shop, 1942

This Official image taken in April 1942 shows timber components for Bailey Bridges under manufacture in No.2 Shop, the Sawmill, at Swindon Works. In the book It Can Now Be Revealed it is documented that the GWR made 27, 157 timber components and 13, 700 packing timbers as well as other parts for Bailey Bridges. The Bailey bridge was developed by Donald Bailey who worked for the British War Office. They were portable, pre fabricated structures that were used extensively during the war and were strong enough even to carry a tank. As this image shows, the parts for a Bailey bridge were simple, but they had to be precisely manufactured in order to fit together correctly and an essential test for the manufacturers, including Swindon Works, was to assemble a bridge in the workshops to ensure this was the case

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Photographic Print of Bailey Bridges, No.2 Shop, 1942

This Official image taken in April 1942 shows timber components for Bailey Bridges under manufacture in No.2 Shop, the Sawmill, at Swindon Works. In the book It Can Now Be Revealed it is documented that the GWR made 27, 157 timber components and 13, 700 packing timbers as well as other parts for Bailey Bridges. The Bailey bridge was developed by Donald Bailey who worked for the British War Office. They were portable, pre fabricated structures that were used extensively during the war and were strong enough even to carry a tank. As this image shows, the parts for a Bailey bridge were simple, but they had to be precisely manufactured in order to fit together correctly and an essential test for the manufacturers, including Swindon Works, was to assemble a bridge in the workshops to ensure this was the case

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2 Shop , Bailey Bridges , No2 Shop

1940s 1942 Manufacture Manufacturing Ministry Of Supply Swindon Swindon Works

10"x8" (25x20cm) Print

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Printed on archival quality paper for unrivalled stable artwork permanence and brilliant colour reproduction with accurate colour rendition and smooth tones. Printed on professional 234gsm Fujifilm Crystal Archive DP II paper. 10x8 for landscape images, 8x10 for portrait images. Size refers to size of paper used.

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