RAPIDLY EMPLACED BRIDGE (REB)
LAUNCH OF BRIDGE
Ensure all launch site requirements are met prior to
deploying REB. Failure to comply may result in damage to
equipment and possible injury or death to personnel.
All non-essential personnel will stand a minimum of 15 ft
(4.6 m) away from truck and bridge during all
launch/retrieval operations. Failure to comply may result in
injury or death to personnel.
Assistant will act as a ground guide when maneuvering
Common Bridge Transporter (CBT) and during launch and
retrieval operations. Failure to comply may result in damage
to equipment and possible injury or death to personnel.
Launch of bridge will only be performed with REB loaded on
CBT. Do not attempt to launch bridge from Palletized Load
System Trailer (PLST). Failure to comply may result in
damage to equipment or possible injury or death to
Ensure REB is clean before performing launch procedures.
Failure to comply may result in damage to equipment.
Unloading bridge to ground is the same as launching bridge
over a gap. Conditions that necessitate unloading to ground
range from deployment by helicopter, temporary stowage of
bridge, use of CBT and pallet for retrieval or launch of
another bridge, or maintenance of pallet or bridge.
During all bridge transport, launch and retrieval
operations, the CBT operator will drive and be responsible
for operation of CBT, Load Handling System (LHS), and
REB controls. The assistant will act as a ground guide, be
responsible for directing the operator using hand signals,
and assist the operator as needed.
1. Ensure launch site conditions exist for deployment of bridge. (Refer to
Transporter Operations Site Survey, WP 0011 00.) If launch site conditions
do not meet requirements, notify supervisor.