GOLIATH AND DAVID BRIDGES A Class 40 Bailey Pontoon Bridge and a. Class 9 FBE Bridge Across the River Seine at Vernon.
Goliath Bridge was a Class 40 Bailey Pontoon Bridge 694 ft long, excluding ramps, and was built by 7 Army Troops Engineers on 26th and 27th August, 1944.
David Bridge was a Class 9 FBE bridge built by 43 Div Engineers on 25th and 26th August, 1944.
Infantry cross the River Seine across the wrecked road bridge at Vernon, 27 August 1944. Crossing the Seine and the advance to the Siegfried Line 24 August – December 1944: British troops crossing a temporary bridge over the River Seine at Vernon as General Montgomery’s 21st Army Group launched a drive which in a week covered 200 miles to reach the Scheldt River in Belgium.
Bulldozer is ferried across the River Seine at Vernon, 27 August 1944.
An ambulance and infantry crossing the River Seine
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