This is particularly important if retrieval is effected from the opposite bank to that used for
the bridge deployment.
mark out the retrieval site.
Location, and set up the flatracks for beam/bridge retrieval.
Accurate alignment of the launch vehicle on the bridge centerline is essential.
Project the centerline of the bridge onto the construction site and use this as the
datum for marking out the vehicle positions.
Recovering the Near and Far Bank Approach Ramps
Recover the two home bank approach ramp frames from their stored location on V1
and position one at the side of the bridge, out of the way of personnel, for future use.
Recover the two far bank approach ramp frames from their stored location carry
them across the bridge and secure them in position on the far bank ramp module,
ensure that the approach ramp frame lifting slings are placed to the outside of the
Remove five home bank approach ramps, and stow them from alternate sides from
the outside in, on the pre-positioned frame on flatrack V1. Secure in position with
transport beams and straps.
Stack the second approach ramp transport frame onto the lower ramp transport
frame and connect the lifting hooks to the upper frame. Fill the upper frame with the
remaining five approach ramps and secure.
Disconnect the far bank approach ramps and stow them in the transport frames on
the far bank ramp module, stowing them from alternate sides from the outside in.
Secure both sets of approach ramps onto their frames with the transport straps and
Ensure that the hook at the end of the transport strap is located so that the opening
is facing toward the inside of the load.