a. Loading/Unloading a Bridge to/from a Launcher - CONT
(b) Scissored (folded).
1 Ensure that the "Before" PMCS has been completed.
2 Raise the bridge to a near-vertical position, keeping the bridge less than 90 to the launcher.
3 Wrap ten feet of size 3/8 inch chain (1) around the tie-rods (2) at the ramp ends (3) of the
bridge as shown below.
Make five wraps of the chain around the tie-rods and place the hooks onto the loops of the
chain in opposing direction so the chain will tighten keeping the ramp ends together as the
bridge is lowered into position.
4 As an alternative method, use cable (wire rope) (1) and wrap around the tie-rod (2) of ramp
5 Assemble the "U" bolt (4), ruddle (5) and the two nuts (6) as shown below.
(c) Perform the launching sequence IAW paragraph 2-8a.
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