ARMY TM 5-5420-212-23
MARINE CORPS TM 08676A-23/2
(2) PIN JAWS. Takes tension load when connected by panel pin to another panel or beam in bridge.
(3) DOWEL AND SOCKET. Used to line up panels for connection to each other.
(4) SHOOT BOLT. Holds and locks top of panel to another panel or beam during construction.
(5) RESILIENT MOUNT AND GUIDE SLOT. Used to line up pin jaws so panel pins can be put in by hand.
(6) CARRYING BAR BRACKETS. For connection of carrying bars used to carry panel. One bracket at each end, and
two on each side. End brackets used to load/unload panel from pallet, and to lift rear of panel to connect to another
panel or beam in bridge. Brackets on side are used to carry panel.
(7) DECK RAIL. Used for placement of deck units and curbs.
(8) DECK SPACER. Separates deck units. Prevents deck units from sliding along bridge.
(9) IDENTIFICATION PLATE. The component serial number is marked on this plate.
DO NOT hammer on shoot bolts or panel pins being inserted into panels. Damage to
components may result.
Bankseat Beam (BSB)
The bankseat beam is used to provide and maintain spacing between bridge girders and can support the MGB's
maximum load when bearing anywhere along its length. The BSB connects to top panels or end taper panels and is
carried by six personnel.
The parts of the BSB listed below are similar to those of the top panel and perform the same functions.
Resilient Mount and Guide Slot
Dowel and Socket
Carrying Bar Bracket
The parts which are special to the bankseat beam, together with their functions, are described below.
(1) SWAY BRACE BRACKETS. For connection of one end of sway brace to bankseat beam. Only one sway brace is
connected to bankseat beam.
(2) JACK POST BRACKETS. For connection of jack posts used to raise or lower bridge. Two brackets on outside of
beam are used for connection of jack posts and for connection of the jacking bracket links when using davit posts.
DO NOT USE bracket on Inside of beam. Use of inside bracket can result in injury to
personnel or damage to bridge.