River Assault – The Bridge Builders


Combat Engineers from the U.S. Army 412th Theater Engineer Command build an Improved Ribbon Bridge to cross the Arkansas River during a training exercise in 2012.

The Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB) provides wet gap crossing capabilities either as floating bridge or multi-bay raft for combat vehicles and trucks. IRB bays are transportable on trucks, railway cars and transport aircrafts or as underslung load of a helicopter. Total usable roadway width of 4.50 m for single-lane traffic for MLC 80T/96W vehicles.

Film Credit: SPC Mark O’Rear