Gantry Scaffold

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Gantry Scaffold

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A massive scaffolding structure mounted on a bridge or platform supported by a pair of towers or trestles that normally run back and forth on parallel tracks, used to assemble and service a large rocket as the rocket rests on its launching pad. Often shortened to gantry. </dd>
This structure is a latticed arrangement of girders, tubing, platforms, cranes, elevators, instruments, wiring, floodlights, cables, and ladders - all used to attend the rocket. </dd>

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This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use