Building an ice bridge

Airmen of 354th Civil Engineer Squadron range maintenance mark the holes they drill into the ice to make it easier to find when they return with water pumps Nov. 24, 2008, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The ice bridge takes six to 10 weeks to complete in sub-zero weather. It is five-feet deep, 32 miles long and capable of supporting more than 110 tons -- and will melt back into the river when spring thaw hits. The ice bridge enables 354th CES Airmen to access and perform annual maintenance at Blair Lakes Bombing Range. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jonathan Snyder)

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