EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION (Contd)
BRIDGE EQUIPMENT FEATURES (Contd)
BRIDGE HALF An assembly consisting of a left-hand bridge quarter, right-hand bridge quarter,
and launch beam.
HOLD-DOWN BRACKETS The two brackets on side of each bridge quarter used for securing
bridge halves on pallet with fastening rods.
SLIDE LOCK There is a lock mechanism on each bridge quarter that automatically locks bridge
halves when expanded to full roadway width. It is manually unlocked at side of each bridge quarter
prior to retracting bridge halves to transport width.
REMAINING SERVICE LIFE INDICATOR (RSLI) A metal plate on each bridge quarter
consisting of four fatigue fuses. The condition of the fatigue fuses is used to determine the remaining
service life of the bridge.
SUPPORT WHEELS There are four wheels mounted on bottom of each bridge quarter that
enable upper bridge half to roll on top of lower bridge half when driving lower bridge half.
BRIDGE HALVES, UNCOUPLED