RAPIDLY EMPLACED BRIDGE (REB)
BRIDGE CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
FASTENING RODS -- Four fastening rods are used to secure the bridge to
the pallet. To adjust length of fastening rod, turn lever to the right to shorten
it, and turn lever to the left to length it. The hook end of the fastening rod is
connected to the hold-down bracket on the bridge, and the locking end is
connected to pin at end of bridge pallet transverse girder. The fastening rod is
drawn tight by turning lever to the right.
LOWER COUPLING RECEPTACLE LEVER -- The lever (coupling help
device) on each lower coupling receptacle is manually locked prior to launch of
bridge. To place lever in locked position, tap end of lever with soft-nosed BII
hammer toward center of coupling receptacle until set in detent. The lever,
located on each lower coupling connector, is not manually operated.