National Geographic : 1945 May
U.S.Navy, OUricial Duck, the Army's Land-going Launch, Waddles Down a Pontoon Pier with Equipment for Infantrymen Steel and concrete "beetles" support the span. Sections fit like pieces of a Meccano set. Telescopic joints inthe girders guard against buckling. U.S.Army Signal Corps, Official From a Floating Road, Half-tracks Tow Guns onto a Beach Surfaced with Steel Mats Like Those Used on Airstrips Seabees, landing on D Day, built this Omaha Beach road, which rises and falls with the tides. Spare parts appear to right. Tugs towed pier sections in480-foot lengths.