ARMY TM 5-5420-212-10-1
MARINE CORPS TM 08676A-10/1-1
Top Panel to Junction Panel
The drill to connect top panel to junction panel is the same as connecting top panel to top panel on double story
bridges (para. 4-6 b.) except a headless pin is used. The headless pin should be inserted until an equal amount of pin is
showing on both sides of top panel. This is one of two places the headless pin is used. The other headless pin is used to
connect the LNCG post at the far bank end of bridge.
Do not put retainer clips In the headless pin until bottom panel Is joined to the top and junction
panels (para. 4-7b.).
The headless pin is used if there is any chance the bridge will be delaunched and disassembled on the far bank.
Good practice is to always use a headless pin in this position.
Use of Panel Erection Aid
The panel erection aid is used to lift top panels into position if the lift is very high or difficult. The panel erection aid
can be used to connect top panel to top panel or top panel to junction panel. Panels can be fitted quicker without the aid
but the work is more tiring. To use the panel erection aid:
Remove the pins holding legs in transit position
Unfold legs and lock in position with pins. Secure with retainer clips.