M2 Bailey Bridge Introduction
Overview of M2 Bailey Bridge
M2 Bailey Bridge Structure
The Bailey Bridge is a bridge between two main trusses connected by a crossbeam. The longitudinal beams and bridge slabs are arranged on the crossbeams, and they are fixed by struts and tie materials to form a bridge. The bridge board is made of wood, and the rest are made of steel materials. The main trusses on both sides can be arranged side by side in single row, double row or three rows, and can also be constructed into double and triple trusses to improve the carrying capacity. This Bailey bridge can also be erected suspension bridges, pontoon bridges and railway bridges. In order to increase the span of the bridge, a steel cable reinforcement device was added to the M2 Bailey Bridge in 1970, which shortened the erection time and reduced the manpower. The M2 Bailey Bridge is being replaced by the MGB Middle Truss Bridge.
But it is undeniable that the M2 Bailey steel bridge has a great influence on the US military and bridge construction.