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The Qayyarah Bridge was eventually over-bridged with a dry support bridge and later replaced with an assault float bridge. The assault float bridge is a tactical bridge with a low silhouette that is not necessarily designed to remain in place for a long time.
The battalion consists of three separate engineer companies: the 38th Engineer Company (Medium Girder Bridge [MGB]), the 320th Engineer Company (Topographic), and the 502d Engineer Company (Assault Float Bridge [AFB]).
The ribbon bridge is the theater's primary assault float bridge. Both ROK and U.S.
Additionally, the TBMP provides guidance on the appropriate forward movement of assault float bridges in the forward combat zone and the timely replacement of military bridging in the corps rear areas and communications zone.
* One hundred percent of the assault float bridges will be leap-frogged from one river crossing to the next, excluding the additional assets allocated for maintenance and loss or damage.
* Assault float bridges must be replaced by support or LOC bridging.
contingency bridging operations on the Sava River in Bosnia in 1995, we estimated three different factors for maintenance and loss or damage to assault float bridges: 10 percent for supporting-effort river crossings, 20 percent for main-effort river crossings conducted early in the campaign, and 30 percent for main-effort river crossings conducted in support of decisive operations later in the campaign.
During its 1999 annual training at Camp Ripley, the 164th Engineer Battalion (C)(M) from Minot, North Dakota, used a Mississippi River crossing operation conducted by its 957th Engineer Company (Assault Float Bridge) from Bismarck, North Dakota, to develop and test the concept of using administrative GIS data layers to support tactical operations.
* Bridging -- emplaced three assault float bridges (AFBs) and one medium Mabey-Johnson bridge (MJB) (Float), conducted two long-term rafting operations, and maintained eight bridges.