Continue to lower the bridge on the joystick until the far bank carriage slings are
PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN HANDLING WINCH CABLE, USE THICK LEATHER GLOVES
TO PREVENT INJURY TO HANDS FROM BROKEN STRANDS.
To allow the carriage slings to go slack, perform the following procedure:
One of the two far bank operative stands at the center of the bridge.
Operate the lower winch to pay out the rope.
Just prior to the slack rope touching the center of the bridge, the first
operative grabs hold of the rope and pulls it towards the far bank. This
allows the second operative to pull down on the far bank carriage and thus
slacken the slings.
It is important to continually pull on the rope as the winch is operated. This
prevents the rope from double wrapping.
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THIS PROCEDURE WILL ALLOW THE ROPE TO
DOUBLE WRAP ON THE WINCH DRUM.
Disconnect the far bank carriage slings from the far bank ramp module and reconnect
the slings to the far bank carriage.
Ensure that the lower section of the far bank carriage is correctly aligned with the upper
section; personnel should use the lifting slings to assist in aligning the two halves of the
far bank carriage.
On the chest pack, move the joystick forwards to raise the far bank carriage beam.
Place the lifting slings over the shootbolts so they are clear of the bridge.
On the chest pack, move the joystick forward to lift the still connected home bank end
of bridge so that the carriage shootbolts can be retracted.
Retract the home bank carriage shootbolts.
On the launcher chest pack, move the joystick rearwards so that the two home bank
carriage halves separate and the home bank end of the bridge is lowered.
Continue to lower the bridge until the bridge is grounded and the carriage slings are