Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pontoon Bridge

This picture shows a Pontoon Bridge across the Appomattox creek. The picture was taken in 1865. You can see how bridges like this one could be put together quickly. The pontoons had mounted wheels, and could be transported overland quickly, and then floated into position. The top wood would then be laid, creating a bridge capable of allowing an army to cross a river.

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