August 1, 2007
A Humvee traverses the new road. While not the Interstate, it's suitable for tactical vehicles and gets the job done.
Sappers pray before going on another night mission.
Sappers flip an Iraqi BMP back on its tracks after it rolled over.
Soldiers in a Bradley fighting vehicle smile for the camera.
Sappers move into place an armored vehicle that is hauling a bridge section.
A U.S. Soldier drives a Bradley fighting vehicle over the new bridge.
Iraqi Soldiers prepare to get back inside their BMP after a security halt.
An Iraqi BMP traverses the new road.
A convoy advances down the new road.
Here is some of the construction equipment used by the sappers.
A U.S. Soldier directs an Iraqi infantry fighting vehicle (Soviet-era beovaya mashina podderzhki or BMP) over a mobile bridge built by the sappers.
Sgt. Lyn Thomas uses a rubber mallet to knock securing pins into place on a mobile bridge.