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A prefabricated steel bridge designed to be shipped in parts and assembled rapidly.
[After Sir Donald Bailey (1901-1985), British engineer.]
(Civil Engineering) a temporary bridge made of prefabricated steel panels that can be rapidly assembled
[C20: named after Sir Donald Coleman Bailey (1901–85), its English designer]
a temporary bridge formed of prefabricated, interchangeable, steel truss panels bolted together.
[after Donald Bailey (1901–85), British engineer, its designer]
n → Behelfsbrücke f