1041st Engineer Company (AFB)
"No Bridge Too Far"
The Wyoming Army National Guard's 1041st Engineer Company operates the Improved Float Bridge, known as a Ribbon Bridge. With the bridge, the unit is capable of spanning a 215 meter water gap in two hours of daylight or in three hours at night. A complete Ribbon Bridge has ramp bays on each bank and interior bays between them. The bridge has a roadway width of 13 feet 5 inches and can cross class 75 load currents up to 2.5 meters per second. All of the bays and any support boats can be transported by CH-47 Chinook helicopters, or larger. The 1041st Engineer Company also can transport the bridge via modified U.S. Army M812 or M945 truck chassis, which provides a self-contained unit for transport, launch and retrieval of bridge components.
The Company's mission is to transport, build and maintain the Engineer Assault Float Bridge providing rafting, and/or bridging at one, or multiple sites; to provide engineer mission hauling of palletized cargo. The unit was reorganized from the 3rd Battalion 49th Field Artillery. It received Federal recognition: Oct. 1, 1996. It has supported state wild land fire fighting efforts in 2000 and 2001. The company supports federal and state homeland security. It has conducted annual training on the Missouri River, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Palisades Reservoir and Strawberry Reservoir.
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