Bailey Bridge over the Sangro, 1944
Here we see a 1,200ft long bailey bridge, then the longest ever built, spanning the Sangro on the Adriatic coast of Italy. The Eighth Army pushed the Germans back from the Sangro between 20 November and 4 December 1944. Wet weather meant that the banks were unusually muddy and the bridge had to be longer than might have been expected, but in this case the surviving piers from an existing bridge could be used to help the process.
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Rickard, J (28 April 2018), Bailey Bridge over the Sangro, 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_bailey_bridge_sangro.html