University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Before: The older wooden floating dock that the University of Alabama was using did nothing to highlight its beautiful surroundings. In addition to not complimenting the picturesque Black Warrior River, the wooden floating dock also presented a significant safety hazard due to the fact that the wood was warping and falling apart creating a very unstable and uneven surface.
After: AccuDock® was chosen to manufacture this state of the art low profile rowing dock to replace the wooden one that Alabama Crew was previously using. This impressive 189′ floating rowing dock has 145 feet of shell loading space, (3) 28′ coach’s launch boat slips, a freeboard of 6″ and is decked in Olivewood Accudeck™. Custom Extra Floatation was added to the landing area of the 80′ gangway as well as pilings and brackets to accommodate a flood potential of +/- 20′ water elevation change.