Slinging and Closing Ramp Modules
Adjust the bridge module lifting beam to its narrowest setting and secure it in position with
Connect the bridge module lifting beam to the retrieval lifting points on the inboard sides
of the far bank ramp module ramp panels.
Remove any debris or stones from the hinge lines of the far bank ramp module.
Operate the lift and traverse controls on the crane. Make sure the far bank ramp module
closes slowly and progressively as it is lifted by the crane. Do not operate the traverse
controls of the crane until the module has fully closed.
Figure 3. 32 Ramp Module Closing
Disconnect the bridge module lifting beam and the steadying rope lines from the ramp
Flatracks T1 and V3 are modified with a wooden spacer fitted to prevent the ramp jaws
damaging the flatrack storage box. The wooden spacer is fitted to the flatrack when a ramp
module is stored on top of another bridge module.
Slinging and Opening Bridge Modules
Open the bridge module lifter to its widest position (OPENING) and secure the arms with
the locking shootbolts.
Connect the bridge module lifter to the single leg sling and the sling to the hook on the
crane. Ensure that the safety clip on the crane hook is correctly positioned so that the
sling cannot become disconnected from the crane. Also, ensure that the safety clip on the
hook at the end of the single leg sling is similarly correctly positioned so that the bridge
module lifter will not become accidentally disconnected.
Connect the hooks on each leg of the bridge module lifter to the opening lifting sling fitted
to the beams of the bridge module.