Sappers Rule the Road

By www.Army.milAugust 1, 2007

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