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127-GR-14-88-58869: Suspension Bridge on Guadalcanal. Photo shows bridge built by “seabees” across Matanikau following battle of Matanikau River. This bridge enabled Marine Corps Assault troops plus small supply unites to make hurried crossings to reinforce unites already in enemy territory. The bridge is constructed of steel matting, the same kind used on the Guadalcanal runway at Henderson Field. 9-28-43

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