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Mobile Lightweight Folding/Expanding (LIFE) Bridge

Press Release

Press Release

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to develop a mobile lightweight folding/expandable (LIFE) bridge.  USMC has a need for lighter, more nimble applications rather than the existing tank-sized approach.

Existing mobile bridges are big, heavy, expensive, armored and transported by Abrams class vehicles.  The PSI solution provides gap crossing for a new era of smaller independent vehicles without committing large, dedicated resources.  PSI’s mobile Lightweight Foldable/Expandable (LIFE) bridge solution is transported within weight and volume constraints of the MTVR.  The LIFE bridge can be deployed and retrieved within 5 minutes, and can support loads for MLC-60 standards to span a 15 m gap.

For more information contact:

Dr. Sean Torrez
Area Manager, Deployable Structures
Physical Sciences Inc.
Office: (978) 689-0003

Acknowledgement of Sponsorship: This work is supported under a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps. This support does not constitute an express or implied endorsement on the part of the Government.