Figure 1. Typical End Span Anchorage.
Figure 2. Ramp Bay Load Receiving Pin.
BRIDGE ANCHORAGE (Contd)
b. Short-Term Anchorage (Contd)
If using transporters for anchorage, ensure winch
cables are connected to the ramp bay load receiving
pins only, or damage to equipment will result.
(2) In addition to placement of BEBs along the downstream side of the bridge,
the ramp bays must be secured at both riverbanks during bridge assembly.
End span anchorage is necessary to prevent the bridge from creeping away
from the shore as a result of the impact of vehicular traffic driving on the
bridge. If four transporters are available, position each transporter at
approximately a 45-degree angle to the bridge centerline at both ends of the
bridge. (Refer to figure 1.) Using the front winch cable to the first load-
receiving pin on the side of the ramp bay. (Refer to figure 2.) Pay in cable to
take up slack, set parking brake, and chock wheels on each transporter.
(Refer to figure 1.)