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Custom Aluminum Gangway Design & Fabrication

Building Gangways for Over 45 Years

Topper aluminum gangways are lightweight, structurally strong, and may be customized with lighting and decking options for a wide variety of dock and boat landing applications. We custom design and engineer our gangways to your specific site requirements using a classic truss design that allows Topper gangways to span up to 150 feet. Call us to get started on your project today!

Our Process

An Integrated Project Experience

From private industry to public entities, we offer a transparent process to ensure your project is a success. It starts with an in depth conversation with our sales engineers. From there our professional design and engineering group develops the project to your specifications. Next our experienced fabrications team brings your blueprints to life ensuring every cut, seam, and weld meet our exacting standards. Finally we handle all the logistics associated with transporting your project to the job site for installation.

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Excellent staff, and awesome facility.

Everyone here takes a lot of pride in their work. You don't see many businesses anymore that really focus on exactly what the customer service. Everyone here goes above and beyond to ensure the customer gets exactly what they want all while engineering and providing an outstanding product. Always a pleasure to work with everyone at Topper Industries.


Very knowledgeable, and a great eye for detail.

I have had occasion to deal with Topper for a number of years and I have found them to be really friendly, knowledgeable, and to have a great eye for detail. I would highly recommend them!

Bryan Yinger

Delivered when we needed it

This event truly is happening because of your team's effort. Without it, we wouldn’t have been able to open a whole new section of the venue and would have had to stop ticket sales much earlier. Thanks for the terrific work. Please pass along my appreciation to everyone on the Bridge Brothers and Topper team. The really great thing is, not only does the bridge look great, but it was delivered when we needed it! I wanted to let you know that 110 million people around the world will also see it during the race. Let's do more together in the future.


Custom Aluminum Gangway Fabrication

Why Aluminum?

We're aluminum structure experts with over the 45 years of experience designing and building gangways, bridges, catwalks, floating docks, marina access gates, and more.

  • Cost Effective
    Lower material costs, lower handling and fabrication costs, lower transportation costs.
  • Strong and Light
    Aluminum's superior strength-to-weight ratio make it an ideal material for marine and bridge applications.
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs
    Aluminum's natural corrosion resistance helps to keep maintenance costs low while always looking great.
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marine gangway contractor

Commercial, Boat Landing, and Residential Gangways

Gangways Built to Your Specification

Our gangway design capabilities extend beyond the typical. If you want a unique design - build, we can fabricate it. We value the opportunity to explore any options you might wish to consider. Topper can also build smaller, lighter gangways for your residential use.

ADA Accessibility - Topper ensures that on all ADA specified jobs, all our products incorporate and meet necessary ADA accessibility requirements.. Common amenities on an ADA gangway are mid-rails with no more than a 4” opening, internal handrails, handrail returns, 4” toe rail and transition plates at the top and the bottom eliminating all gaps and steps. In addition, we offer a variety of skid resistant decking, walkway, and lighting options.

Marine Gangway Lighting

Custom Gangway Lighting Solutions

Lighted Pathways - LED lights are configured in a single row of evenly spaced lights creating a bright, even output, illuminating the entire deck and eliminating hot spots. Unlike traditional light sources the Topper design does not encroach on walking surfaces; as it is attached to the midrails, therefore eliminating tripping hazards.

Energy Efficiency - this system requires a 120v power cord that plugs into standard receptacles or can be easily connected to shore power. The long-life LEDs are rated for up to 50,000 hours which is over 14 years of use, assuming 10 hours per day. Requiring only 4.1 watts per foot. Topper LED lights create a 90% energy savings over traditional incandescent lights. This makes them an excellent "green energy" light source. The convenience of these photocells, which activate at dusk and deactivate at dawn, is that they create hands off operation.

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marine gangway contractor

Speciality Gangways

Aluminum + Topper Truss Design Makes for Longer, Lighter Gangways

Over our 45 years in business, Topper has had the privilege of designing, engineering, and fabricating a number of unique gangways and bridges for our clients. These projects have included covered, powder coated, painted, and custom cambered bridges/gangways. Having been a major player in this industry for many decades, we know how to meet regulatory requirements and your design criteria, all while making the end product safe and strong. Give one of our sales engineers a call today and walk us through your project idea so we can help you get it off the ground.