Covertex Rescue Bridge

The Covertex Inflatable Rescue Bridge is a robust and stable platform for use on water, wetlands, ice and other unstable surfaces. Primarily designed for use in emergency and first response rescue operations, the bridge provides a safe platform for rescue and evacuation of people and can be used as walkway to get necessary equipment in and out of emergency zones.

Quick to deploy, the platform is fully inflatable, can be directionally launched and towed on most surfaces.

A key feature of the product is that it can be used by rescuers for training purposes then repacked ready for operation without the need for specialist servicing.



Rescue and evacuation
Bridging un-walkable surfaces
Patient airlifting at sea
Crash sites



Quick to deploy – no special tools required
Directional launching – unrolls in the direction you want
Robust construction – polymer PVC is puncture and UV resistant
Deployable by helicopter – simply drop the bridge and one person
Stable in rough water – water ballasted design provides high stability
Easy water access – tubes designed to rotate inwards as person enters to assist boarding
External and internal grab lines – multiple hand holds for survivors and rescue crew
Extendable – bridges can be linked together to increase length spanned
Towable – can be towed by any craft, from jet skis to commercial vessels



Length6m (20ft)9m (30ft)12m (39.3ft)
WidthOA 1.5m (59”)1.5m (59”)1.5m (59”)
Width Internal1.0m (39”)1.0m (39”)1.0m (39”)
230mm (11”)230mm (11”)230mm (11”)
Packed Weight
(excl dive bottle)
26kgs (57lbs)35kgs (77lbs)44kgs (97lbs)
1.4m x 0.25m dia (55” x 10”)1.4m x 0.35m dia (55” x 14”)1.4m x 0.45m dia (55” x 19”)
Load Capacity12 persons18 persons24 persons
Operating Pressure21 kPa (3psi)21 kPa (3psi)21 kPa (3psi)
Inflation time25 seconds35 seconds45 seconds