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Pegasus Bridge

General Information

Completion: 1994
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
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Replaces: Pegasus Bridge (1935) (1935)
Coordinates: 49° 14' 33.00" N    0° 16' 28.00" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

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

Materials

bascule span steel

Notes

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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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20002916
  • Date created
    08/02/2002
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016