Pegasus Bridge

Local namePegasus Bridge
LocationBénouville, France

Pegasus Bridge, originally called the Bénouville Bridge after the neighbouring village, is a road crossing over the Caen Canal, between Caen and Ouistreham in Normandy. The original bridge, built in 1934, is now a war memorial and is the centrepiece of the Memorial Pegasus museum at nearby Ranville. It was replaced in 1994 by a modern design which, like the old one, is a bascule bridge.

On 6 June 1944, during the Second World War, the bridge was, along with the nearby Ranville Bridge over the Orne River, the objective of members of D Company, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, a glider-borne force who were part of the 6th Airlanding Brigade of the 6th Airborne Division during Operation Deadstick, itself part of Operation Tonga in the opening minutes of the Allied invasion of Normandy.

Tags BattlefieldWWIIBridgeMuseum
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Opening hours

1 Feb - 31 Mar: 10 am - 5 pm
1 Apr - 30 Sep: 9.30 am - 6.30 pm
1 Oct - 15 Dec: 10 am - 5 pm

Admission

Adults: 7 €
Children: 4.70 €

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegasus_Bridge

Official website http://www.pegasusbridge.fr/

Email museedepegasusbridge@wanadoo.fr

Phone +33 667240350

Address D514, 14860 Ranville, France

Coordinates 49°14'30.828" N -0°16'25.516" E

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