Far Bank Support
When the launch beam is fully deployed, and reaches the far bank, it is lowered to
accommodate the height difference between the two banks. The launch beam is
supported on the far bank by the far bank support.
The far bank support comprises a central telescopic column, a bottom pivot beam and
two ground bearing pads. The ground bearing pads are fitted to the ends of the beam
prior to deployment of the launch beam.
The bottom beam pivots to accommodate far bank cross slopes of up to 1 in 20.
Figure 2. 15 Far Bank Support
The far bank support is stabilized by telescopic hydraulic struts, which lock the far
bank support assembly laterally, creating a stable support for the launch beam (and
bridge during construction).
Yellow Indicator flags confirm that the far bank support is locked in position. There is
no need for an operator to cross the launch beam to manually adjust the far bank
support prior to commencement of the bridging module deployment.
The far bank support is permanently connected to the forward launch beam.