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Mar 28, 2014

Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, ensure that an Improved Ribbon Bridge is not carried down river, while waiting for equipment to dismantle the IRB, during a training exercise on the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nev., March 17-21, 2014. More than 60 Marines trained in moving heavy equipment, to include 7-tons and Humvees, across a flowing body of water using BEBs and an Improved Ribbon Bridge. The IRB is a multi-piece floating bridge that can function as a raft. The BEBs were used to push the raft against the current. Despite being accustomed to training in a bay with little to no current, these Marines managed to transport two 7-tons up the river at the same time.

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