Pontoon Uses /Pontoons for Canal Towpaths

Canals Towpaths

The UK’s canal network has in excess of 2,000 miles of towpaths and over 3,000 bridges crossing them whether, rail, road, pedestrian or even other waterways. This leads to a lot of upkeep and restoration being required each year.

Repairs and Inspections

Work required on bridges crossing canals and rivers often require most of the work to be undertaken on the abutment of the bridge alongside towpaths. Repairs such as replacing brickwork and repointing, clearly can’t take place whilst the public are using the existing path, as a result footpaths are understandably closed for the duration of such works. This could lead to considerable disruption to the millions of users who use Britain’s towpaths each year.

Floating Diversions

Thankfully our pontoons offer the perfect solution providing a temporary towpath diversion for pedestrians and cyclists, we are able to supply and install floating walkways allowing towpath users to bypass closed sections of the existing towpath keeping them out of harm’s way of any works being undertaken.

Safe and Secure

All installations are supplied with edge protection, whether it be stanchions and handrails or combisafe barriers. Our pontoons can also be supplied with any number of attachments making them the perfect solution, whether it be access ramps, solar powered lighting, buoys and fenders to protect from craft we’ve even been asked to deck our walkways before as can be seen in the scrolling images behind.

Floating walkways for canals
Floating walkways for canal towpaths
Canal footpath diversion
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Lymington, Hampshire
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