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In March 2013, the improved ribbon bridge (IRB) platoon from the U.
But the locking tabs are critical items when loading and unloading the improved ribbon bridge from the common bridge transporter.
Above) A 502nd Multi-Role Bridge Company boat crew heads to retrieve an Improved Ribbon Bridge employed in the Salt River during a Bridge Erection Boat School exercise in West Point, Ky.
The site would include an area large enough for combat bridge transporters to maneuver and a slip that could sustain constant abuse from the loading and unloading of bridge erection boats and the launching of improved ribbon bridge bays.
The training began with a weeklong 40-hour stretch of classroom instruction on the improved ribbon bridge (IRB), followed by a practical exercise with the equipment and bridge.
Hydraulic excavator (HYEX) operators began improving the slope and approach of the river bank to provide 502d bridge assets ample room to maneuver and launch their improved ribbon bridge (IRB) bays and boats.
In early 2003, the Program Manager for Bridging began fielding two new bridge systems to the Army's multirole bridge companies (MRBCs): the improved ribbon bridge (IRB) and the dry support bridge (DSB).
The Task Force Able engineers repaired a local water treatment plant, constructed an improved ribbon bridge across the Tigris River, completed a 500-meter bypass on the Buffalo Soldier Bridge, repaired several major road craters on Iraqi Highway 1, constructed a landfill, and replaced windows in the Tikrit hospital.