(9) Launch additional interior bays and move to far shore end span and connect bays (para. 2-20).
Table 2-14. Bridge Boats Required for Anchorage.
Number of Bays
Boats Required for Anchorage
0-3 FPS (0-.9 MPS)
3-6 FPS (.9-1.8 MPS)
6-8 FPS (1.8-2.4 MPS)
(10) When connecting the last interior bay to bridge centerline, connect bay to far shore ramp bay first. Loosen
anchoring lines on both shores, and connect bays. Transporter boom and winch cable or man power may
be required to achieve connection.
Do not allow traffic on bridge until bridge NCO has verified that all appropriate latches, connectors, and
lower lock pins are properly engage. Severe personal injury or equipment damage could occur. Lower
lockpins are in locked position.
Refer to para. 2-23 and add additional anchorage.
Lower approach ramp (8).
Repeat Step (11) for remaining approach ramps.
Open hydraulic pump cover (4) and set pump control lever (5) to TRAFFIC position, close vent valve (6), and
close cover (4).
Raise all handrails (9).
Do not unlatch bay/bay connectors between ramp bays and interior bays. Equipment damage will occur.
(16) Unlatch bay upper connectors (10) between interior bays.
(17) Refer to para. 2-24 for bridge operation guideline.