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Prototype Bailey Bridge

Nature Reserve Stanpit, Christchurch BH23 3ND, England
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great historical bridge tiny but perfect

you feel a part of history when you walk over this tiny bridge .they made the bigger ones for the... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
jenny-rouse
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New Milton, United Kingdom
Walked This Bridge Many Times,But Had No Idea Of Its Important History

As the title of my review indicates I walk at Stanpit Marsh fairly regularly & had no idea of the... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
places2seeplaces2go
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Nature Reserve Stanpit, Christchurch BH23 3ND, England
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

you feel a part of history when you walk over this tiny bridge .they made the bigger ones for the war nearby

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

As the title of my review indicates I walk at Stanpit Marsh fairly regularly & had no idea of the significants of the bridge I had walked over many, many times !!!! As they say you can learn something new everyday & the next time...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is a fantastic walk across the marshes, dogs on leads, New Forest poinies grazing on the shoreline.

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

So secret in fact that we we couldn't find it. We asked the wss but the route we were advised to take was blocked by a wide passage of water. Needs a bit more signage

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Its good to see a piece of British engineering put to good use since it has been taken out of military use. The Bailey bridge was invented and produced in the local area and there is also a pub named after it. A small panel...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

An interesting hidden gem: Have a little walk and find the bridge. Then, because there's no sign there, read the wikipedia article about it.

Thank DeTeReR
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

You can enjoy beautiful views on this lovely walk at Stanpit Marsh, and walk on the historic Bailey Bridge. Lots of wildlife to see, as Stanpit Marsh is a bird sanctuary, including many different types of birds, swans and ducks. Wonderful views over Mudeford Quay...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

We always take the kids here to go crabbing, it's in a lovely nature reserve and in a spot of outstanding peace quiet and beauty. I wasn't even aware that this was a prototype bridge, but it's a good spot to while away a few...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2016

You know what, I had no idea what this bridge actually was. Well, i thought it was a normal bridge until i came across it on trip advisor. Beautiful beautiful location, Come here if you want peace and quiet and some alone time. interesting history...More

1  Thank Taz T
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Bailey bridges were manufactured in Christchurch and were used by the armed forces for crossing rivers etc in the second world war and more recent wars. This is a prototype but still going strong.

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LevinsonGedera, Enthusiast of Bailey Bridges at Prototype Bailey Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2016

Thanks for your nice comments and you are welcome to look up my short homemade film on youtube.. Sir Donald Bailey Bridge building prototype Sappers

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