There are many options to consider when choosing a gangway. You will need to know the length and width needed for your application, but you will also need to determine whether or not you need a handrail or no handrail (under 20' lengths only). In addition to that information, you will need what type of material will be used for the walking surface, what type of shoreside and dockside connections are needed, transition plates and any security gates.
Flat Profile Deck Design
Equipped with Bulkhead hinge mount and deck rollers
Standard with Bolt-On Handrails
Load Capacities up to 100 lbs per square foot
Available up to 80' Long
Available in 32" to 72" Widths
Structural marine aluminum construction
Can be made ADA compliant
ACCESSORIES AND ENHANCEMENTS
ADA Handrails - continuous 1" diameter round aluminum tube welded in at the factory that extends the length of the gangway. These are typically attached to the inside of both truss structural rails.
Picket Railing - can be added for extra safety and is especially appropriate for protecting small children. These are sections that incorporate 3/4" pickets and are welded into the existing truss structural support.
Toe Plates - used to keep wheelchairs or other wheeled devices from slipping off the dock. The toe plates extend the entire length of the gangway and are made of 2" aluminum flat bar.
Privacy Gates - helps to keep unwanted traffic off the gangway including pets. Constructed of marine grade aluminum, the privacy gates are installed between the gangway handrails and use stainless steel hinges and latch.
Security Gates - similar to the privacy gate, the security gate adds more protection and is designed to fully impede unwanted traffic from the dock or gangway. These are used when theft is a concern. Also made from marine grade aluminum and stainless steel hardware.
Transition Plates - used to create a smooth transition to the gangway in cases where there is an elevated end and is commonly used with rollers. This helps to eliminate any potential tripping hazards and allows rolling items such as wheelchairs and coolers to pass with ease. Transition plates can have a natural aluminum look or can be covered with decking to match the dock or gangway.
Anti-Slip Cleats - used typically with gangways that have a steep incline where traction is needed. Anti-slip cleats are usually installed on half of the gangway allowing passage without using the cleats if the gangway becomes more horizontal with higher water levels.
Shore End Connection
Rollers on Dock End
Bolt-on Hand Rails
All gangways and walkways ship LTL freight.
Custom built to order products please allow for 8 - 20 day lead time.