The Brabant village Oisterwijk and Operation Market Garden
These three photo’s show the Bailey bridge that was placed as a replacement for the old Son bridge.
This Bailey bridge was a lot better in handling heavy traffic like tanks that weighed several tons.
In the morning of 19 september the job was done and heavy tanks where able to cross the Wilhelmina canal and advance on to Arnhem.
One of the German 88’s in Son. This particular gun was positioned in front of the Aloysius school, about 200 yards from the bridge.
18 September. After Generaloberst Student, the German commander in this area, ordered its demolition, the bridges over the wilhelmina canal at Best were also destroyed.
The destroyed drawbridge over the Wilhelmina canal at Breugel a few miles from Son. This bridge was already destroyed by the Germans on 13 september.
Also the bridges at Best were destroyed by the Germans a few day’s later.