River Crossing by Army Trucks

When U.S. military trucks need to cross open bodies of water, such as rivers and lakes, they rely on modern-day pontoon bridges known as Improved Ribbon Bridges or “IRBs,” which can also become impromptu motorized ferries if needed. The 200th Engineer Multi-Role Bridge Company recently shuttled tractor-trailers across the Missouri near Chamberlain, SD, as part of the annual Golden Coyote National Guard exercise to show how IRBs work in the real world. (Video courtesy of the U.S. Army Spc. Chenyang Liu)

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