2-16. HIGH-BANK BRIDGE
In case of emergency while the remote control unit is in use, push the emergency
stop switch to shut down operation of the LHS.
High-bank launch of a bridge bay makes possible launching of a bridge bay from a 28-foot (8.5 m) vertical river bank.
This method should be used only if no other method can be performed. There are two operations for a high-bank launch:
unloading the bridge bay and launching the bridge bay. Unloading the bridge bay consists of unloading the bridge bay
from the Transporter and setting it on the ground parallel to the bank. High-bank launch requires the extension assembly
(Appendix D) and the HEMTT
self-recovery winch snatch block (TM
a. Unloading Bridge Bay for a High-Bank Launch. To unload the bridge bay for a high-bank launch, follow
the procedures for unloading a bridge bay to the ground (para 2-12) with the following exceptions:
Back up Transporter parallel to the bank so bridge bay will be unloaded about 8 feet (2.5 m) from
Position rear of unloading Transporter parallel to bridge bay and centered.
Make sure there is enough room to maneuver launching Transporter perpendicular to bank on the side
of the bridge bay away from the water.
Follow the remainder of the procedures for unloading a bridge bay to the ground (para 2-12).
Make sure all bay foldlock latches and travel latches are engaged before unloading bridge bay to the
b. High-Bank Launch of Bridge Bay. If several bridge bays are to be high-bank launched, Transporters must
be positioned perpendicular to the water. All bridge bays are launched from these Transporters. The bridge
bays on the other Transporters are unloaded parallel to the water behind the launching Transporters. Perform
Steps (1) and (2) if required.
Lock the BAP to the Transporter. Push curb-side and road-side BAP hold-down lock handles (1) in.