docking bridge

docking bridge

[däk·iŋ ‚brij]
(naval architecture)
A platform that rises above the deck of a large ship at the stern.
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From the starboard docking bridge astern, one looks forward along the hull of the 1,132-foot vessel to the bridge wing, dipping almost to the horizon and lifting slowly again.
This was connected to the starting platform, housing the controls for the ship's engines, and the after docking bridge.
the tenderer is invited to get acquainted with the passenger boat traffic, the fairways and the docking bridges on site.