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Le Pont Bailey


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Greenway distanceÀ moins de 1 km

Made in England in the 1940s, this bridge served a important role during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. It had crossed the English Channel in the days following D-Day to form a vital part of the Arromanches artificial harbour (Mulberry 'B').

In 1958 the bridge was moved from Arromanches to be reassembled about 60 miles inland where, for 60 years, it bridged the river Vire between Pont-Farcy and Fourneaux, replacing a small metallic lock-keeper's bridge destroyed by the Germans in 1944.

In 2008 he was restaured in Pont-Farcy.