e. Loading/Unloading a Scissored Bridge to/from a Lowbed or Flatbed Semitrailer using forklifts
(b) Both operators, under the direction of a third party (their supervisor or chosen individual to
coordinate the unloading operation), move their vehicles towards both sides of the bridge
keeping the black vertical line between the forks until the bridge is resting fully on all four
forks. The forks should be parallel to each other and perpendicular to the longitudinal
centerline of the folded bridge.
(c) At the command "LIFT", both operators slowly raise the bridge off the trailer, high enough so
that the trailer can be driven out from under the bridge.
(d) Once the trailer has cleared the suspended bridge, the forklift operators will lower the folded
bridge, using the third party as their guide, slowly down to the ground. Wooden blocks are
then placed in position to rest the bridge on. The bridge should be approximately 4 inches off
the ground so that it can be easily picked up by forklifts. The ground location for stowage of
the bridge should be fairly level and accessible.
(e) With the bridge in its position on the ground, the forklift operators may disengage the forks
from under the bridge by slowly backing out and away from the bridge. When backing out,
ground guides will be used and caution should be taken.
f. Loading/Unloading a Scissored Bridge to/from a Lowbed or Flatbed Semitrailer using a
crane (20 ton capacity or higher).
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