Our rapidly deployable bridging systems provide vital gap-crossing capabilities

World-wide natural disasters are increasing in regularity and severity. When disaster strikes, response must be rapid, co-ordinated and appropriate to ensure that further crisis is mitigated by effective delivery of relief and aid. Recent catastrophes worldwide and especially in Europe and the Americas, have put the spotlight firmly on the role of the military in the organisation and process of disaster relief.

 Increasingly, Civil Emergency and Disaster Relief agencies are turning to their respective Armed Forces for help and assistance in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters. With their organisation, discipline and equipment, the Military is becoming the default option for these relief operations. Our tried and tested military bridges support Emergency Relief operations in the immediate aftermath, with rapid and easily deployable gap crossing capabilities, as well as the temporary infrastructure relief crucial to the re-building process.

The permanent rebuilding of an infrastructure is a time-consuming process. Aid needs to quickly get to towns and villages along routes badly damaged and impassable, following flooding or other natural disasters. Our tactical military bridges, deploy quickly, and can easily be moved from site to site as the infrastructure improves, providing the gap-crossing capability needed to take the amount and weight of relief supplies required.


Having Dual-Use equipment - which serves both a military and a humanitarian purpose - enables the military to undertake a double role: responding to a military threat and supporting the public from the effects of natural disasters.  Our range of rapidly deployable bridging systems are frequently used in areas worldwide where natural disasters, including flooding, take place. The speed of response - along with the right equipment - saves lives. 


The rapid deployment of tactical military bridges is critical during natural disasters


The rapid deployment of tactical military bridges is critical during natural disasters


Our military bridges have been used increasingly over the last 40 years as fast-response, temporary infrastructure when natural disasters have occurred, including in Taiwan, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Turkey, Pakistan and Peru. 

With their flexibility of use and deployment, both our DSB Dry Support Bridges and MGB Medium Girder Bridges are currently creating considerable interest in countries suffering from flooding as a result of global warming. A gap crossing capability that can be deployed within minutes, with the capacity to traffic heavily laden relief vehicles, is vital to the success of any relief operation.


Our dual purpose enabling equipment supports the delivery of vital medical and relief supplies, re-connects populations in the aftermath of a disaster, provides added value and is a cost-effective alternative to special-to-task equipment. 

Each system has already proven to be an asset to countries suffering the effects of natural disasters - preparation is key, they need to be held in stock, ready for fast deployment.



With over a hundred years of engineering excellence and innovation, we're a renowned world leader in rapidly deployable, modern bridging systems for use in military and disaster relief scenarios.

As a trusted partner to military customers around the world, we're proud of our heritage and our reputation of providing the highest quality engineering solutions, made at our UK site near Manchester. .


Our range of mobile bridging systems -  the Medium Girder Bridging System and the Dry Support Bridging system - provide unrestricted manoeuvre capability and interoperability. They are deployed in minutes with minimal manpower and have been used by coalition forces on operations worldwide and in civilian aid operations in disaster zones around the world. Currently in service with the British Army, the U.S. Army and many NATO forces and other Military organisations worldwide. 

Enabling equipment, as well as relief supplies, needs to be held in inventory, in anticipation of a disaster, when the immediate provision of support is required to support vital relief and rescue work. The manufacture of tactical military bridges takes time, and asking for support after the event will be too late, compounding unnecessary suffering.

We are well placed to meet the procurement needs of emergency planners wherever in the world they may be.

Dry Support Bridge
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Medium Girder Bridge
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