ARMY TM 5-5420-212-10-1
MARINE CORPS TM 08676A-10/1-1
CONNECTING TOP PANELS
Top Panel to Top Panel or Bankseat Beam
The procedure for connecting top panel to top panel is shown. The procedure for connecting top panel to
bankseat beam is the same.
This drill is performed by the four personnel carrying the top panel.
Engage the dowels and sockets of both top panels.
When the compression faces contact each other, lift the shootbolt and turn it to the left to lock the shootbolt.
Do not hammer or force the shootbolt. Do not push upwards on the end of the handle as this tilts the bolt and
makes closing less easy. Apply upward lift along full length of handle.
Let the rear of the top panel down. The resilient mount in the guide slot will line up the pin holes in the jaws.
Slide in panel pin until the shoulder butts against the jaws.
Put a retainer clip through the end of the pin.
Top Panel to Top Panel - Double Story
The drill to connect top panel to top panel on double story bridges is the same as single story bridges (para. 4-6 a.)
except an extra person is required to lock one shootbolt, and to insert the panel pin. This is necessary because of the
extra height involved.
An alternative procedure is to use the panel erection aid (para. 4-6 d.).