Accession Number:

ADA139480

Title:

Tactical Bridge Access/Egress Preliminary Investigations.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

512.0

Abstract:

The need for surfacing over marginal soil materials to expedite military traffic to and from hastily constructed bridge structures is apparent to ensure integrity and maintain the momentum of the force. How and where the Army goes in time of combat is greatly dependent upon planning, opportunity, and the possibility of improving stream crossings. The Armys experience and lessons learned are well documented, studied, and used as a guide to develop more rapid methods or systems of crossing streams Headquarters, Dept. of the Army, 1978. As the development of tactical bridge accessegress systems was under way, requirements for material, weight, cost, placement time, manpower, etc., were constantly changing. Hence, prior to undertaking the preliminary bridge accessegress research investigation, testing of current Department of Defense depot items was planned to determine to what degree depot items such as aircraft landing mats andor membranes would meet these requirements. This report consolidates and documents preliminary research and development efforts on Army accessegress systems or concepts. These systems will support assault and follow-up phases of tactical river crossing operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE