Submitted by;
Les Forrow,
61st Light Regt R.A.
K & Able Sound Troop
15 Locating Btry
Nov 1951 - June 1953
Teal Bridge
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Submitted by;
Les Forrow,
61st Light Regt R.A.
K & Able Sound Troop
15 Locating Btry
Nov 1951 - June 1953
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Positions along the north bank of the Imjin River at Teal Bridge
The first Teal Bridge was a high level wooden structure and it got swept away with the floods about
July or August 1952. For a while, we in the front line felt pretty isolated when it went.
I served in the British Army as a OP signaller, and at one time my unit supported the 9th Inf 2nd Inf Div
The high-level Teal Bridge as seen on July 27th 1952
The High-level Teal Bridge collapsing under
the pressure of floodwaters on July 30th, 1952
The high-level Teal Bridge in early August 1952
showing damage done by floodwaters on 30 July
The high-level Teal Bridge after the flood of 24/25 August 1952
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 The first low-level submersible bridge was built at the Widgeon
site and was submerged on 27 July 52 and remained intact under
some 20 feet of water. It reappeared on 3 August after the flood
waters passed, requiring only minor repairs.
 The success of the Widgeon bridge impressed Colonel Merrow
Sorley,  I Corps engineer, who concluded that “This type of bridge
has future potentialities. It is not an equal substitute for a
permanent high-level bridge over which traffic at all seasons will
be as assured, as it is tactically indispensable; but as a relatively
cheap bridge, which may prove usable much of the year with only
minor periodic damage and repair,it appears from this recent test
to have demonstrated value as a supplemental bridge".

 This lesson was instrumental in determining the design of the
submersible Teal bridge constructed in the autumn of 52.
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