f. Recovery by Other Than a Launcher - CONT
When the centerline of the bridge has reached the edge of the near bank, the weight of
the bridge will drop on the timbers and skids (1). Maintain a tight pull on the bridge by
the towing vehicle. Leave lifting device cable (2) connected to the bridge as a safety
precaution. Allow sufficient cable slack in case bridge shifts or slides.
(m) Continue to pull the bridge forward on the timbers and skids until there is enough room
to perform repairs.
(n) Disconnect the tow cables from the diaphragm. Disconnect the lifting cables used by the
(o) Inspect the bridge for damage IAW the PMCS.
(p) Make repairs as needed in accordance with Chapter 3. Determine mode of
transportation and refer to paragraph 2-10 for loading and unloading procedures. Bridge
must be inspected and repaired prior to bridge being placed in a serviceable condition.
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