These are Floating Treadway Bridges, and Ponton Bridges, crossing the Moselle River. This river was crossed twice, 6 months apart. First time was in France, the second was in Germany. This also was where they built one of the two heavy ponton bridges.
 
River: Moselle River 
Location: Crevechamps
Date: 12 September 1944
Length: 30'
Vic-Sur-Sielle to Dieuze Able
Bridge Pictures
River: Moselle River
Location: Near Crevechamps
Date: 13 September 1944
Length: 372'    "A" Company
One of the first crossings of the Moselle River
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Treadway Bridge Picture
River: Moselle River
Location: Crevechamps, France
Date: 13 Sept 44 1300 hours
Length: 372' 
Done under 88MM Airbursts until 0030 same date.

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Treadway Bridge Picture
River: Moselle River
Location: Moselkern, Germany
                       (near Treis)
Date: 14 March 1945 1900 Hours
Length: 378'
Heavy Ponton Bridge. Assisted
88th Hvy Br. Bn.
Ponton Bridge Picture
River: Moselle River
Location: Mueden, Germany
Date: 15 March 1945
Length: 384 Feet

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Treadway Bridge Picture
River: Moselle River
Location: Hatzenport, Germany.
Date: 15 March 1945 1900 hours.
Length: 456 Feet

This view is looking North.

Treadway Bridge Picture
River: Moselle River
Location: Hatzenport, Germany.
Date: 15 March 1945 1900 hours.
Length: 456 Feet

This view is looking North.

Treadway Bridge Picture
River: Moselle River
Location: Hatzenport, Germany.
Date: 15 March 1945 1900 hours.
Length: 456 Feet

This view is looking south.

Treadway Bridge Picture

 
HEADQUARTERS
1135TH ENGINEER COMBAT GROUP
APO 403
U. S. ARMY
18 September 1944
SUBJECT: Commendation.

TO: Major, Bruce W. Reagan, Commanding 150th Engineer Combat Battalion, ATO 403, U. S. Army.

    1. It is with great pleasure that I reproduce below a letter which I have this date received from the Commanding General XII Corps:

SUBJECT: Commendation.

TO : Lieutenant Colonel Charles Keller Jr., Commanding, 1135th Engineer Combat group, APO 403, U. S. Army.

    1. It is a pleasure for me to commend you and the members of your splendid command for the superior manner in which you assisted the XII Corps in the securing of its bridgehead across the Moselle River.

    2. Not only was the speed and efficiency with which your men bridged the Moselle and Meurthe Rivers a compliment to your professional skill, but the courage and tenacity they exhibited against direct enemy observed fire was a high tribute to your training as Combat Engineers. I consider that the manner in which you effected the crossing of the 35th Infantry Division was a major contribution to the successful envelopment of the city of Nancy, and to the advance of our corps to the east. I ask that you my commendation to the officers, noncommissioned officers, and men of your command.

/s/ M. S. Eddy
/t/ M. S. EDDY
Major General, U. S. Army
Commanding



    2. I desire to add my personal appreciation for the solder manner in which the members of your command accomplished their assigned missions. The performance of your command was in accordance with the best traditions of the Corps Of Engineers which is the highest commendation I can give any unit.

/s/ Charles Keller, Jr.
/t/ Charles Keller, Jr.
Colonel, CE
Commanding

 

1st Ind.

HEADQUARTERS 150TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION, APO 403, U.S. ARMY, 22 Sept. 1944

To:   All Officers and men of the 150th Engr. Combat Bn.

    1. It is with the greatest of satisfaction and pride that I reiterate the sentiments expressed in the message from our Group Commander.

    2. I regard the commendation as especially gratifying in view of the fact that we have recently crossed the threshold of actual combat. Your performance was indeed exemplary to the best "seasoned" troops.

  3.  The superb manner in which you executed a most hazardous mission reflects the peerless leadership, courageous tenacity and spirit of accomplishment that we have tried to instill. These many pre-requisite qualities which are yours, are the very pillars upon which success in battle is built; and that success, I am confident, will continue to be ours.

/a/ Bruce W. Reagan
BRUCE W. REAGAN
Major, C.E.
Commanding

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