|Address||Christchurch, Dorset BH23 3ND, UK|
|Site Ownership and Access Information||The site is now a nature reserve. Car park available next to Stanpit Recreation Ground.|
|Contact details||Please see websites for further information|
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Christchurch was home to the Military Experimental Engineering Establishment (MEXE) during the Second World War, and the first prototype of the famous Bailey Bridge was erected at Stanpit Marsh in Christchurch Harbour. The prototype remains in location at Mother Sillers Channel. Engineers used Bailey Bridges to cross rivers during the Battle of Normandy and elsewhere during the campaign in North West Europe.