Residential and Private use Aluminum Gangway Ramps and Piers are engineered and designed per current U.B.C. criteria for their use. Consider using an all-aluminum bridge as a fixed pier. By spanning 40, 50 or 60 feet you can save on pilings and supports.
Because they’re all aluminum there is no maintenance, they can span a great distance and are lighter weight than a steel or timber frame construction hat can impose a lot of weight on your dock.
We build clear span all aluminum gangways for Private/Residential use up to a 120′ span but the most common sizes are 40′ to 60′.
Fixed piers are typically 1′ to 2′ wider than the gangway and because they are usually level, can use a less aggressive decking than a gangway ramp. Residential use gangway ramps are quoted including our exclusive swing shackle shore bracket which has a variety of tabs and thru-holes enabling it to bolt to almost any type of shore structure. Gangway ramps also include solid machine grooved UHMW rollers and guide tracks and solid stainless-steel axles. The clear span aluminum trusses typically use a round pipe top handrail that’s comfortable to use and very strong.
All trusses have one intermediate safety rail 1/2 way between the deck and the handrail, full-length on both sides. As an option, we can quote on providing side spacing to suit your requirements or to satisfy project specifications. Options include inside grip rail, lighting channels, utility strut, wing rails, float cradles, transition plates, UHM rollers, and more.
Residential Gangway Design Criteria
Live Load …………........ 40 P.S.F
Wind load …………...... 80 M.P.H. UBC 1997, Exp. “C”
Handrail ………….......... 20 P.L.F. Lateral
Utility Allowance……...10 P.L.F.
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