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British Forces News: Longest military bridge built since WW2

March 6, 2012

The longest bridge built on operations since World War Two has been handed over to the people of Gereshk in a ceremony attended by the district governor.

It cost £1.2 million to construct the 70-metre long Freedom Bridge which connects communities either side of the NEB Canal.

For soldiers of 29 Armoured Engineer Squadron – part of 35 Royal Engineers – it was the main effort throughout Operation HERRICK 15.

From BritishForcesNews on YouTube.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cassie permalink
    March 6, 2012 17:11

    Well done to all the soldiers that took part in building this. You make us all proud🙂

  2. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    March 6, 2012 19:55

    A new step that enhance comunications on Afghanistan and done people the possibility to interact. Thanks Claudio Alpaca

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