Table 5.1 Bridge Components PMCS - Parallel Module
a. Check the closing sling pulleys (A) for free rotation and
b. Check the closing slings (B) for frayed or broken
strands and the end eyes for deformity.
c. Inspect the opening slings (C) for cuts and abrasions in
the outer sleeve.
d. Check that the opening sling securing pins (D) and
their roll pins are secure.
e. Examine the resilient mounts (E) for free rotation on
their shaft, and that they are secure and not damaged.
f. Examine the birds beak jaws (F) for cracks and
g. Check the torque setting caps on the jaw connection
system (G), to ensure that the Rotabolt torque settings
are at 880 lb/ft.
h. Check that the shoot bolts (H) are not bent or damaged
and that they are free to operate.
i. Check the hydraulic dampers (K) for leakage and
ensure that their mountings are secure.
j. Inspect for corrosion and cracking around all weld
k. Examine the curbs (L) for cracks, corrosion and
distortion. Check that the curbs are free to deploy and
that their locking catches (M) operate correctly.
l. Check the fatigue monitors for crack growth.
m. Check the bottom chords for impact or bearing
damage (lateral notches on bottom greater than 1/4 inch
n. Check the roadway surfaces for signs of damage.
o. Check all components for damage to protective paint