20. The locking adjustment bolts will be recessed and flush with the connector housing when completed.
21. Return to the ground via the roof access system on the end of the FPU-8.
22. After all the connector blocks have been tightened, and using the 1-inch open end wrench, adjust
the transversal stabilizer tensioning blocks between the containers to a very tight condition.
23. Lock down the jam nut after tightening the stabilizer.
Make sure all container connectors are properly seated and secured. Failure to comply
could cause serious injury, death, or property damage.
OPERATION/INSTALLATION OF BRIDGE LOCKS
Bridge locks are connecting devices that utilize the top openings in the ISO corner blocks. These are an
enhancement to the connection of the two containers and are designed to be used strictly during ground
transportation. Bridge Locks should be installed whenever the ASLMS is to be transported on the
HEMTT, M1076 PLS trailer, container transport trailer, flat bed trailer, etc. Bridge Locks must be removed
and stored in the container before hand-off for maritime transportation, aerial port C-130 transport or
Bridge lock connectors are used in conjunction with horizontal interconnectors for loading
and ground transportation, and must be removed for aerial port C-130 transport, stacking,
or for maritime shipping, to meet container width and height requirements of ISO
The bridge lock has two 2 1/8-inch nuts. The nut in the center is the adjuster nut and opens/closes the
locks. The other is the jam nut and secures the locks in position after the adjuster nut has been