ARMY TM 5-5420-212-10-1
MARINE CORPS TM 08676A-10/1-1
Begin booming bridge with the aid of a vehicle and push bar.
After nose touches down on far bank, carry two holdfasts and two block and tackle units over to far bank if
vehicle is to be used. If cable puller is to be used, only one holdfast is needed.
To one side of bridge centerline, attach block and tackle units or cable pullers to holdfasts. Units should be
placed a minimum of 6 ft (1.8 m) from edge of bank.
Place nose unit on landing roller pedestal.
Lock RRB/FRB rollers (single and double story) or CRB rollers (link reinforced).
Put cable through block and tackle units (for vehicle assisted launch), or into cable puller.
Connect other end of cable to winch vehicle on home bank, or to a cable puller which is operated from far
(10) Make sure vehicle and push bar are connected to last bay or end of bridge.
(11) Unlock RRBIFRB, or CRB rollers.
(12) Continue to boom in the following manner:
At the same time and at the same speed as push bar vehicle pushes bridge forward, winch vehicle pulls
in the opposite direction.
Cable puller is operated to keep cable taut.