RAPIDLY EMPLACED BRIDGE (REB)
TRANSPORTER OPERATIONS SITE SURVEY
Prior to performing transporter operations, ensure a
site survey is conducted. Failure to meet all site
requirements for a given launch method may result in
damage to equipment or possible injury or death to
A site survey must be conducted to establish a suitable launch site prior to
launching bridge and performing bridging operations. Refer to WP 0012 00, Site
Requirements and Layouts. Site selection should be established by reconnaissance.
The operator is responsible for observing the following requirements and conditions
prior to entering the site with a transporter.
A ground guide must be present when maneuvering
transporter. Failure to use a ground guide may result
in crashing transporter into an obstruction or coming
in contact with power lines, resulting in damage to
equipment or injury or death to personnel.
a. A ground guide is required to assist the operator when maneuvering the
transporter and while performing launch and retrieval operations.
b. The launch site ground surface should be firm and clear of any obstructions,
such as low hanging trees or power lines.
c. The overhead clearance above loading/unloading areas must be at least
22 ft, 2 in. (6.7 m).
d. The river bank side-to-side slope should be no greater than a 5-degree angle
as determined by checking the side-to-side leveling gauge on the pallet frame.
Do not attempt to launch bridge if slope between near
and far bank is greater than 4 ft (1.2 m) multiplied by
length of span. Failure to comply may result in damage
to equipment or possible injury or death to personnel.
e. The slope between near and far shore banks should be no greater 4 ft 3 in.
(1.3 m) multiplied by length of span.