U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Floating bridge 'visits' Keswick
Visitors to the Bureau of Land Management's Interlakes Special Recreation Management Area near Redding were treated to an unusual sight on Tuesday, Feb. 1, as a National Guard Unit practiced deploying their new floating bridge system. In the three-day exercise, members of the 132nd Multi Rolling Bridge Co. used the Keswick Boat Ramp for the exercise. (story continues below)
The ribbon bridge and floating pontoon system is designed for fording rivers or ferrying equipment across water. The 22-foot-long pontoon sections can be linked to form a floating bridge capable of supporting 100,000 pounds.
The Guard unit is based in Redding and has troops from communities across Northern California.
- Jeff Fontana, BLM Northern California District, 2/2/11
|Last updated: 02-03-2011|