Introducing SureGO! Walk bridge
SureGO! Walk is a flexible temporary, or permanent walkway bridge over any water or other shifting surface, which provides a safe, continuous surface as well as hand railing – something only SureGO! can provide!
Traditional walkways can only be used in a straight line with 90-degree offsets to change direction; SureGO! Walk constantly follows any floating destination on the water. For instance, a yacht moored in different positions will be reached as long as it is within the walkway’s reach. The walkway will twist and curl to adapt to different positions. When the water level changes, the walkway will still provide a safe ramp down to the floating sections. Should the water pose any other dangers, such as crocodiles, alligators, or chemicals, additional guarding will be incorporated to suit that application.
Roofing or overhead protection can be added as this too will follow the movements of the walkway. The SureGO! Walk is wheelchair friendly and will allow most trolleys to ‘wheel’ across!
The Need Walkways to a fixed penstock or pump station are simple since a walkway can be constructed without having to allow for any deviation between land and the penstock or pump station. This means that the walkway surface, handrail, and any roofing can be continuous. However, when access is needed to a pontoon, such as a floating dock, or pump station which is moved to various points across the settling pond surface, that walkway has to ‘flex’ to adapt to the changing position. In order to achieve this flexibility, the bridge walkway would traditionally be broken up into floating sections with spaces in between to allow for sideways movement. When the walkway moves, this creates open areas between the floating floor sections and breaks the continuity of the handrails.
SureGO! focuses on solutions to the following safety questions: What is the risk to people should they fall through walkways or handrails, especially if the water is toxic? Should an injured person need to be moved to land; how safely can a stretcher be carried? How would tools and small equipment be safely carried from shore to the floating station?
During the rainy season; how safe is the walkway? The Solution Our flexible walkway bridges are ideal, as they offer: Uninterrupted walkway surfaces: there are no openings in the floor, which means that even a wheelchair is able to be used on them. Ridged handrails along the full length of walkway: a handrail that constantly adapts itself to the position of the pontoons (or floating docks) makes our solutions unique.
Full overhead protection: our SureGO! solutions offer protective overhead roofing that continuously adapts itself to the position of the pontoons so that impact from the elements is minimized; an innovative and unique implementation