f. Recovery by Other Than a Launcher.
When recovering the bridge using other than a launcher, damage to the bridge could occur.
Care must be taken at all times to ensure that damage is kept to a minimum. Prior to taking
any action, study the situation and think through some of the recovery choices. Avoid
attaching cables or hooks to components that may not withstand the forces exerted on them.
Have a Bridge Officer inspect the situation and decide the best method of recovery. Place
wood or other absorbing materials between cables and the components of the bridge to
reduce damage. Brief all personnel on the recovery method chosen and inform each one as
to his job in the effort.
Recovery Using Towing Vehicle and Lifting Device.
This Task Covers:
General Mechanics Tool Box SC 5180-90-N26
Hand Tools (shovels, picks, mattocks)
Hydraulic Jack, 12 Ton Minimum Lift
Wire rope, Stranded of Sufficient Lengths
Wire Rope Connectors and Hardware
Lifting Device, 15 Ton Minimum Lift
Towing Vehicle as Required for Task
Timbers for Blocking