Pegasus Bridge



Pegasus Bridge is a is a bascule bridge (which means it lifts up to allow river traffic through. It was one of the key access points that had to be secured in the D-Day landings, and one of the few places that had an almost text-book capture of the bridge. Although it’s also the site of the first allied casualty in the D-Day landings.

In 1994, when the road was widened, they replaced it with a wider version of the original bridge, which was moved to a museum alongside the canal. 


Looking down towards the bridge towards the mechanism


The original bridge, in the Pegasus Bridge Museum. The museum has some interesting exhibits, including a full-scale glider replica, as well as parts of an original glider.

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