ARMY TM 5-5420-212-10-1
MARINE CORPS TM 08676A-10/1-1
STRIPPING ON ORIGINAL FAR BANK
When stripping the bridge on the original far bank, different procedures are necessary. The bridge has been de-
launched onto roller beams on the original far bank and safety packing placed between the gap and the forward roller
beam (on normal sites). Sway braces, bankseat beam, end of bridge top panels and end taper panels have been
removed. Because the junction panels, top panels and bottom panels are facing in the opposite direction to a normal near
bank strip, they cannot be disconnected in the usual way. The drills to disconnect them are as follows:
Removing Junction Panel
Remove sway braces in the last three bays of bridge.
Place one 10,000 lb cargo tie-down strap around panel point 7 of the last bay. This strap must be
adjusted so as to provide 6 in (15.0 cm) of slack below bottom panel. Placement of this tie-down strap
prevents the bottom panel from dropping too far when the junction panel is removed. This strap reduces
the chances of injury to personnel and damaging the panel.
Remove retainer clips from headless pin in junction panel.
Unlock shoot bolts of bottom panel in last bay of bridge.
Using deck units as shown lift junction panel and remove headless pin from upper pin hole in junction