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Pegasus Bridge

Old Pegasus Bridge.

General Information

Structural Type: Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Completed in: 1994
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Bénouville, Calvados (14), Basse-Normandie, France, Europe
Coordinates: 49° 14' 33.00" N    0° 16' 28.00" W

Technical Information


main span 43.2 m
width 11.6 m
bascule span total length 45.70 m
weight 630 t


bascule span steel


The bridge replaces an identical one built in 1935. It is named after the 6th British paratrooper division that took control of the Bénouville Bridge on June 6, 1944. The new bridge was completed for the 50th anniversary of D-Day. The name stems from the "Pegasus" emblem that all British paratrooper divisions carry.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0002916
Created: 08/02/2002
Last Updated: 16/04/2014