In order to build a Mulberry, large numbers of artificial barges were towed into harbors at Arromanches-les-Bains and at Omaha Beach and used to protect long artificial bridges that connected supply ships with the land. Once the ships were connected to the land, all manner of vehicles could simply be driven off of them and onto shore.
Though the artificial harbors were constructed at both places, a furious storm destroyed the one at Omaha Beach, leaving Arromanches-les-Bains as the main artery for supply for the Allies.
Here, in Arromanches, we see a restored section of one of the bridges. Many of these would be linked together in order to drive supplies off the ships and onto the beach.
June 28, 2011 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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