SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
RAPIDLY EMPLACED BRIDGE (REB)
Commanders are responsible for ensuring that all REB issued or assigned to their command are
maintained in a serviceable condition and properly cared for, and that personnel under their command
comply with technical instructions. Lack of time, trained personnel, or proper tools may result in a unit
being incapable of performing maintenance for which it is responsible. In such cases, unit commanders
may, with the approval of major commanders, place an REB that is beyond the maintenance capability of
the unit in administrative storage. For detailed information, refer to AR 750-1.
LIMITED STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Ensure each bay is drained prior to removal from storage. Water
a. Time Limitations. Administrative storage is restricted to a period of 90 days and must not be
extended unless the REB is reprocessed in accordance with b. below.
b. Storage Procedure. Perform disassembly only as required to clean and preserve exposed surfaces.
Except as otherwise noted, and to the maximum extent consistent with safe storage, place the REB in
administrative storage in as nearly a completely assembled condition as practicable. Install and adjust
equipment so that the bay(s) may be placed in service and operated with minimum delay.
(1) The REB should be stored on level ground in the most favorable location available, preferably one
which affords protection from exposure to the elements and from pilferage. The REB shall withstand
indefinite storage in any ambient temperature in the range of -50 F (-45.6 C) to 160 F (71.1 C).
(2) This maintenance consists of inspecting, cleaning, servicing, preserving, lubricating, adjusting,
and replacing mandatory repair parts as required.
(3) Provide access to the REB to permit inspection, servicing, and subsequent removal from storage.
INSPECTION IN LIMITED STORAGE
a. Conduct visual inspection of REB in limited storage at least once a month and immediately following
hard rains, heavy snowstorms, windstorms, or other severe weather conditions. Perform disassembly as
required to fully ascertain the extent of any discovered deterioration or damage. Maintain a record of these
inspections for each bay. Attach record to bay so that it is protected from the weather.
b. Perform necessary reprocessing
for limited storage
when rust or deterioration
unpainted area. Immediately repair damage caused to bay(s) by severe weather conditions. Repair damage
to On-Equipment Material (OEM) as necessary. Thoroughly clean, dry, and repaint painted surfaces
showing evidence of wear. Refer to Painting Instructions, WP 0119 00.