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Pontoon bridges, need construction specs.
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rexross
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:59 pm
Post subject: Pontoon bridges, need construction specs.

I am thinking of building a WWII pontoon bridge. I am comming up with every kind of pontoon bridge that was ever made except the WWII US type, I even ran across a video of how to build a US civil war example.

Any source of drawings or pictures of how these were made will be appreciated. Extreme detail is not necessary, as I tend to cheat and fake it (when building models) if good info isn't available.

Come to think about it.......I tend to cheat and fake it about everything! Please help me find some good info.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:23 pm
Post subject: Re: Pontoon bridges, need construction specs.

I bet there's a TM out there on the internet somewhere...many or most of those WWII-era manuals are find-able online these days. If not digitized, probably hard copy available on order. Google is your friend....

Build it in 1:1 and send us pictures. Mr. Green

Some numbers:

TM 5-272 Steel-Treadway Bridge M2
TM 5-273 25 Ton Pontoon Bridge M-1940
TM 5-274 Portable Steel Highway Bridges H-10 and H-20
TM 5-275 Pneumatic Pontoon Bridge M3

This guy might can help you out...

www.105th.org/basic_ge...nuals.html

This info might help:

Technical Manual, TM 5-271, 43.

Light Stream-Crossing Equipage, 67 pages.
PB 58478 - BSIR 4(12):1182; 03/28/47
Technical Manual, TM 5-272, 44.

Steel-Treadway Bridge M2, 72 pages.
PB 36113 - BSIR 2(13):961; 09/27/46
Technical Bulletin, TB 5-272-5, 45.

Use of Steel Treadway Bridge in Ship-to-Shore Operations, 28 pages.
PB 36214 - BSIR 3(2):97; 10/11/46
Technical Manual, TM 5-273, 42.

25-ton Pontoon Bridge, Model 1940, 145 pages.
PB 19089 - BSIR 1(22):1325; 06/07/46
Technical Manual, TM 5-274, 43.

Portable Steel Highway Bridges H-10 and H-20, 54 pages.
PB 80579 - BSIR 7(1):40; 10/03/47
Technical Manual, TM 5-275, 43.

Pneumatic Pontoon Bridge M3, 60 pages.
PB 19088 - BSIR 1(22):1325; 06/07/46
Technical Manual, TM 5-276, 43.

Ten-ton Trestle Bridge, 60 pages.
PB 80578 - BSIR 7(1):40; 10/03/47
Note: With Change 1, 11 April 1944

www.unl.edu/Bolin_reso...anuals.htm

Photocopies available here:

www.military-info.com/.../P021a.htm

reprints here:

www.easy1productions.c...on*id*val*

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:14 am
Post subject: Re: Pontoon bridges, need construction specs.

Hi there.

I propose some links to the italian discussion board of Ferreamole.
The text is italian, of course, but probably something interestig can come out.

freeforumzone.leonardo...dd=7747996

freeforumzone.leonardo...dd=1554266

freeforumzone.leonardo...dd=1554298

freeforumzone.leonardo...dd=1554362

freeforumzone.leonardo...dd=7555700

freeforumzone.leonardo...dd=7555700

freeforumzone.leonardo...dd=7332132

Best regards
Giacomo
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:19 am
Post subject: Re: Pontoon bridges, need construction specs.

- giacomo415
Hi there.

I propose some links to the italian discussion board of Ferreamole.
The text is italian, of course, but probably something interestig can come out.

Best regards
Giacomo


...and a great site it is, too. Welcome back, Giacomo, long time no see!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:54 am
Post subject: Re: Pontoon bridges, need construction specs.

Gentlemen!!!! I thank you for the incredible amount of reference material you have supplied. Why didn't I run across any of that stuff when I was Googling and searching under ever combination of titles I could think of?

The Italian site is "Jake" as we used to say, and I would like to add "Hubba Hubba Kilroy".

I am very impressed with the knowledge youse guys have and your willingness to share it.

Many thanks.
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