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Pontoon bridge building

A pontoon bridge or floating bridge is a bridge that floats on water supported by pontoons to support the bridge deck and its dynamic loads. Pontoon bridge are useful in wartime as they are quick to build and quick to dismantle. Here soldiers train in the art of pontoon bridge building.

A barge and a pontoon bridge

Cut Bridge

A barge glides between the two halves of the pontoon bridge. Presumably its load is parts for the construction of the bridge. A had written line on the photograph says 'Cut Bridge'. Could this be spanning a cut of the river Trent?

Added to site: 2010/02/03
Pontoon bridge building

The building of the bridge progresses. This photograph is dated 1915.

Added to site: 3 February 2010
Pontoon bridge building

Soldiers carry planks on the pontoon bridge ready to be laid onto the pontoons. I'm not sure if it's the same bridge as above or below. The photograph is dated 1915.

Added to site: 3 February 2010
Pontoon bridge building

The soldiers pose for Alfred on what looks like a finished bridge.

Added to site: 3 February 2010
Pontoon bridge building

A similar photograph to the one above.

Added to site: 26 February 2017
Pontoon bridge building team

The finished item. The soldiers of the bridge building team pose for the team photograph.

Added to site: 6 January 2016
Pontoons by the bank

A pontoon bridge lies against the bank.

Added to site: 6 January 2016
Suspension bridge building team

The bridge building team pause for the group shot on the completion of the bridge.

Added to site: 26 February 2017
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