ARMY TM 5-5420-212-10-1
MARINE CORPS TM 08676A-10/1-1
LINK REINFORCED BRIDGE
The winch cable is used to prevent the tail of the bridge from moving sideways dung launch. By taking in
cable as the tail approaches the vehicle and paying it out as it moves away, the bridge is held over the center-line.
The winch cab is not detached from the tail of the bridge until a least 5 ft (1.5 m) (single story) or 10 ft (3.0 m)
(double story and link reinforced) of the launching nose has passed the landing roller pedestal
During the lunching, the far bank crew should steady the nose on the launching roller pedestal until at least
20 ft (6.0 m) of the launching nose has passed he landing roller pedestal.
LAUNCHING UP STEEP SLOPES
When launching up s8pes of 1 in 30 to I in 10 (single story) or 1 in 30 to 1 in 20 (double story and link
reinforced), may become necessary the complete the s launch with the aid of a hauling cable. It will also be necessary to
use a vehicle and a push bar during launch.
The following procedure describes a method of launching a bridge up a steep slope.
Before booming, attach cable to jackpost bracket on far bank bankseat beam, on near bank.
Loop remaining sack of cable and place on nose unit.