Small Box Girder

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An SBG (used as ramp, centre) and Churchill AVRE (right) at 'Nan White' Beach at Bernières-sur-Mer during the Battle for Caen

The Small Box Girder bridge (SBG) was a small assault bridge that could be used to span gaps of up to 30 feet.[1] It was carried on a tank, a Churchill Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers (AVRE) or something similar, and could be deployed without engineers having to expose themselves to enemy fire.

The SBG was used during the Normandy invasion of World War II (1944–5).[2]

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  1. ^ "Time Money and Blood". The Canadian soldier in the 20th century. Retrieved 26 October 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Special purpose bridging — SBG & ARC". Time Money and Blood. Retrieved 26 October 2012.  External link in |work= (help)