c. Loading/Unloading of the Scissored Bridge to/from a Flatbed Semitrailer
(M871 or MS72 ) - CONT
(n) After the bridge is in position on the trailer, disengage the tongue from lifting diaphragm of
(o) Back the launcher away from the bridge using a ground guide.
(p) Secure (tiedown) bridge in position on the trailer as shown below.
The bridge should be secured to avoid any shifting or sliding during transport, thereby
creating damage to the bridge. The maximum height of the bridge (Class 60 or Class 70)
on the trailer from the ground is approximately 12 feet.
Since the bridge is wider than the trailer, this load is classified as an OVERSIZE WIDE
LOAD. To transport this load will require escort vehicle both front and rear for the
transport of the folded bridge.
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