Replacement of timber components to a floating pontoon
This particular pontoon situated on the upper reaches of the river Itchen required the complete replacement of all timber components.
This pontoon is a floating pontoon often referred to as a trot when sited in the middle of the river and tied to piles which are essentially steel pipes driven into the river bed by cradles at each end, thus allowing the pontoon itself to rise and fall with the tide.
Constructed using four GRP (glass reinforced plastic) floats, these floats are tied together by steel girders bolted to them , then the timber work is fixed to these girders.
As with previous pontoon work undertaken tanalised Redwood was used throughout with slip resistant decking, all fastenings are A2 or A4 stainless steel.