Fort Polk unit demonstrates assembly of improved ribbon bridge

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 4:46pm

Sometimes when you come to a waterway, there's no way to cross it. Soldiers from the 814th Multi-Role Bridge Company of Fort Polk, La., demonstrate how they eliminate that problem.

Utilizing pieces of what is known as an improved ribbon bridge, soldiers are able to dispatch these anywhere they need to on the water, link them together and provide a way across.

While this job may be difficult for some, "For me, it's pretty fun," says Pvt. Josue Martinez of the 814th Muti-Role Bridge Company.  "Sometimes, it can be a little difficult because depending on the current, if it is too fast, you have to manuever around it.  But overall, it's pretty nice."

The 814th trains on the improved ribbon bridge, and many others regularly, to ensure their soldiers have the skills they need to hit the ground running should they be needed in times of national catastrophe or when deployed forward around the world.

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