Do not permit any traffic on bridge until bridge NCO has verified that all appropriate latches, connectors,
and lower lock pins are properly engaged. Do not unlatch bay/bay connectors between ramp bay and
interior bays. Severe personal injury or equipment darmage could occur.
(11) Unlatch all bay connectors (11) between interior bays.
(12) Raise handrails (12).
(13) Refer to para. 2-24 for bridge operation guidelines.
Figure 2-22. Bridge Assembly Swinging Bridge Method (Sheet 3 of 3).
2-23. Bridge Anchorage.
a. General. The anchorage system used will depend on the following factors; stream velocity, length of bridge, time
available for bridge assembly, length of time bridge will be in place, and bank conditions. In conjunction with methods of
anchoring, approach guys secured to material or chain hold posts should be used to keep the bridge from creeping along
its centerline. The approach guys should be connected to ramp bay lifting and anchoring pins.