BRIDGE ERECTION BOAT (BEB)
Longitudinal rafting is performed only when water current
is 5 ft (1.5 m)/sec or less in loading/unloading areas. Raft
commander will determine method of rafting. Failure to
comply may result in injury or death to personnel and
damage to equipment.
All personnel must wear approved life jackets and unblouse
pants from boots while operating equipment on or near
water. Failure to comply may result in injury or death to
Ensure all personel are clear of lines under load. Failure to
comply may result in injury or death to personnel.
If longitudinal rafting method will be used, rafting brackets
are required. IRB and IFB (SRB) rafting brackets are not
interchangeable. Failure to comply may result in damage to
A six bay raft will constitute the largest raft size for
longitudinal rafting. Longitudinal rafting is performed with
two boats regardless of raft size up to six-bay maximum.
2. Determine center of raft for positioning of rafting brackets at centerline of raft
as illustrated below.
Positioning of Rafting Brackets on 5-Bay Raft Assembly.