f. Recovery by Other Than a Launcher - CONT
These procedures should be used only when it is necessary to recover a bridge using a
lifting device and towing vehicle from a gap with high vertical sides or one with missing or
blown-out spans. After recovery method has been determined, refer to the appropriate
(1) Recovery Using a Towing Vehicle.
(b) After bridge has been raised to a suitable working height, attach cables (1) to the
diaphragm (2). Ensure the cables are at least 1/2 in. stranded steel with a rated strength
of no less than 23,000 pounds. Loop at least two times for additional strength.
(c) Place protective wood blocking (3) as shown to reduce metal to metal contact of the
cables on the diaphragm. Remove the hydraulic quick disconnect hoses so they are not
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