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Bailey Bridge closed. Now open

By johnboy - 18 May 2013 4

The ACT Government would like to advise motorists and other road users that Bailey Bridge over the Gudgenby River along Smiths Road has been closed until further.

The closure is due to damage from a vehicle fire.

Alternative access is via Angle Crossing Road and Sunshine Road.

[Courtesy TAMS]

UPDATE: This in from TAMS:

The ACT Government would like to advise motorists and other road users that Bailey Bridge over the Gudgenby River along Smiths Road has been reopen.

The bridge was closed yesterday to repair damage from a vehicle fire.

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Bailey Bridge closed. Now open
davo101 9:06 am 20 May 13

Pork Hunt said :

Roundhead89 said :

Contrary to the impression given by this press release, the name of the bridge is not Bailey Bridge (ie: it was not named after a Mr Bailey). The term Bailey bridge is a generic term which applies to a temporary bridge. Bailey bridges are common in war zones to provide vehicular access when bridges are bombed. A Bailey bridge was erected at Granville in 1977 after the rail disaster. In the above case, the Bailey bridge over the Gudgenby river was erected after the original bridge was washed away in the 2011 floods.

From wikipedia:

Donald Bailey was a civil servant in the British War Office who tinkered with model bridges as a hobby.[1][2] He presented one such model to his chiefs, who saw some merit in the design.

Still doesn’t change the fact that the press release should have said “the Bailey Bridge over the Gudgenby River”

Pork Hunt 4:32 pm 19 May 13

Roundhead89 said :

Contrary to the impression given by this press release, the name of the bridge is not Bailey Bridge (ie: it was not named after a Mr Bailey). The term Bailey bridge is a generic term which applies to a temporary bridge. Bailey bridges are common in war zones to provide vehicular access when bridges are bombed. A Bailey bridge was erected at Granville in 1977 after the rail disaster. In the above case, the Bailey bridge over the Gudgenby river was erected after the original bridge was washed away in the 2011 floods.

From wikipedia:

Donald Bailey was a civil servant in the British War Office who tinkered with model bridges as a hobby.[1][2] He presented one such model to his chiefs, who saw some merit in the design.

Roundhead89 4:20 pm 19 May 13

Contrary to the impression given by this press release, the name of the bridge is not Bailey Bridge (ie: it was not named after a Mr Bailey). The term Bailey bridge is a generic term which applies to a temporary bridge. Bailey bridges are common in war zones to provide vehicular access when bridges are bombed. A Bailey bridge was erected at Granville in 1977 after the rail disaster. In the above case, the Bailey bridge over the Gudgenby river was erected after the original bridge was washed away in the 2011 floods.

johnboy 2:23 pm 19 May 13

open now

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