Gallery: Marines Build Bridge Made Entirely From Supplies Available in Afghanistan
The non-standard bridge puts Marines in an advantage, because they don't have to rely on bridges manufactured and shipped from overseas, the 1st Marine Logistics Group reports.
Combat Engineers have long been able to transport some of the Marine Corp’s heaviest equipment over bodies of water, but those serving in Afghanistan are limited by the amount of bridges being shipped into the country.
Marines are known to improvise and, in that spirit, a battalion of Camp Pendleton Marines found a way to lessen their reliance on the military’s supply of bridges in the country.
Members 1st Marine Logistics Group's 7th Engineer Support Battalion built a bridge Friday made entirely of supplies that can be purchased in Afghanistan, according to a release from the unit.
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The non-standard bridge puts Marines in an advantage, because they don't have to rely on bridges manufactured and shipped from overseas, the report added.
The Marines prefabricated the bridge components prior to the exercise and were able to instant and construct the bridge within six hours.