BRIDGE ASSEMBLY, SUCCESSIVE BAY METHOD (Contd)
Do not allow traffic on bridge until bridge OIC has
verified that all appropriate couplings, pins, and
handrails are properly engaged. Failure to comply may
result in damage to equipment or possible injury or
death to personnel.
q. Refer to WP 0035 00, Bridge Anchorage, and add additional anchorage.
r. Open both pump access covers (4) and lower ramp bay (3) by setting both
control valve levers (1) to DOWN.
s. Set both pump control levers (1) to TRANSPORT/CROSSING position, then
close access covers (4).
t. Repeat steps r and s for remaining ramp bay.
u. Raise all handrails and connect ropes (WP 0010 00 and WP 0011 00).
Do not place fingers under longitudinal upper couplings
when opening them, or serious injury to personnel may
Never open the transverse upper couplings on ramp
bays and interior bays once connected as a bridge or
raft assembly. Failure to comply may result in damage
to equipment or possible injury or death to personnel.
v. Open all longitudinal upper couplings (2) between interior bays only.
w. Refer to WP 0036 00, Bridge Operation, for bridge operation guidelines.