aluminum walkway / precast / pedestrian

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aluminum walkway / precast / pedestrian aluminum walkway / precast / pedestrian


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  • Other characteristics:

    precast, pedestrian

  • Span:

    45'00" (14 m)


The Bota Bota Spa sur l’eau, now permanently docked at the Quays at the Old Port of Montreal, uses five Make-A-Bridge® gangways (MABs) to provide pedestrian and light vehicle access to the world’s first floating spa. The original ferry boat, once a floating theater on the Richelieu River and at the Quay in Saint-Marc-sur-le-Richelieu, is newly transformed by the Émond family into the Bota Bota: a four-deck floating luxury spa that pampers guests using Scandinavian-style water circuit installations for restorative treatments in a sustainable and nurturing environment. The Bota Bota project chose Make-A-Bridge® to access the Spa sur l’eau due to its award-winning design, use of lightweight aluminum, and its local design and production with close proximity to the project site. “The product is made in Quebec. We believe it is important to encourage our local economy and even more so, the creativity of other young entrepreneurs,” says Bota Bota’s Genvieve Émond. According to Émond, the floating spa’s avant-garde design harmonizes with the relaxing, natural treatments within: “We like the product’s design. Weight control is a major factor in our project, and because Make-A-Bridge® is made of aluminum, it was a most interesting option for us.”