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How the military moves a 2,860-ton bridge in Bahrain

Technicians inspect the self-propelled modular trailers used to move a 400-foot long tied-arch suspension flyover bridge Jan. 30, 2014, at the U.S. Navy port facility in Bahrain. Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 4, 2014

A 2,860-ton tied-arch suspension bridge to provide easy access between Naval Support Activity Bahrain, and the U.S. Navy port facility known as NSA-2 was installed Friday, Jan 31, 2014.

Engineers used self-propelled modular trailers to move the approximately 400-foot-long bridge roughly 260 yards from the site where it was built. The move took about 24-hours.

Technicians discuss the move of a tied arch bridge across a highway to connect Naval Support Activity Bahrain to the U.S. Navy port facility. The bridge was moved into position Jan. 31, 2014.
Steve Smith/Courtesy U.S. Navy

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