Shipping Containers Pedestrians Walkways

Updated: Feb 20, 2022 | Shipping Container Tunnels

Shipping Containers Walkways

Shipping Container Sidewalk Tunnels.

Looking for construction site shipping container walkways? or as some call them. Pedestrians temporary coverd walkways. Either way you came to right site as yes we do have them ready to be delivered.

Get in touch with our sales team. They will get you the best deals & answers all your shipping container walkway tunnel questions.

Shipping container pedestrians walkway or simply tunnel "as we call them " start their existence as a 40 foot shipping container or a 20' shipping container. These are the two most common shipping containers sizes.

At the same time they are not the only options for walkway tunnels. Any shipping container can be converted to side walk pedestrians tunnel no matter if it's a standard height or high cube.

Just last week one of our customers ordered [ 4 ] 10 foot container tunnels. Which was probably the first time we actually converted a 10 foot containers to sidewalk tunnels.

Some of our mechanics were a little baffled by the order "10 foot tunnels with 2 light's in each and a 4' X 5' window opening!" they say?

Well that's what the customer ordered, if you think about the shipping container tunnels as lego blocks and there is no room at the end of the tunnel for 40' or 20 foot container and at the same breath 10 foot tunnel will do the job. It's actually the smart way going about it.

Container Pedestrians Walkways

Construction Site Shipping Container Walkway.

Shipping container sidewalk tunnel are a perfect solution for protecting and providing a safe path for pedestrians in construction sites.

These shipping container were designed to be strong and tuff. They were built to handle the worst ocean wether while maintaining a protection to the goods that ther are holding inside of them.

So when humans need some protection around construction sites. The shipping container will be the best option do to the job. That's the main purpose of the shipping containers. Protecting what's inside.

And because the are mobile. They are easy to setup and easy to remove when the job is done. At the same time shipping container tunnels don't need to be purchased as they might become a hassle to store. That's why we provide you with the option to lease or rent them.

When you are done with them, We will send our drivers to pick them up and get them out of your way.

The image in this section shows a full block shipping container construction tunnel in down town portland (OR).

This tunnel stretches from one intersection to the next providing a safe path for pedestrians and cyclist too.

Converting shipping container to pedestrians tunnel

Converting a shipping container to pedestrians walkway tunnel is really not that big of a deal in it's basic form.

Just remove the cargo doors off the back. And the front wall and you have a tunnel.

But hold on a second. Does in it weaken the structure of the steel container by doing that?. Well, you are absolutely right. These construction site sidewalk tunnels have to stay strong to handle serious weigh falling on them.

That's why we add extra vertical steel tubing to the front wall and steel gussets on the front and the back too, "Swing Door Frame". You can see what i am talking about in the first image on this page.

How to convert a container to a walkway?

  • 1
    Removing the cargo doors.
  • Using a grinder with a cutting wheel. Cut the cargo door hinge pins & remove the doors
  • 2
    Removing the front wall.
  • You can cut off the front wall with a grinder and some cutting wheels but that will take a long time. We use aplasma cutter to remove the wall which does not take half an hour.
  • 3
    Creating the window openings.
  • Using a steel chop saw we cut the 2X2 steel square tubing in 45 degrees to create the window frames. Same thing for the emergency exit door opening.
  • 4
    Trace the frames to the walls.
  • Trace the frames to the container walls. Cut out the opening and insert the frame then weld the frame to the container all the way around.
  • 5
    Front wall support
  • After removing the front wall we need to add some support for the frame that was left. Two vertical steel tubing are needed. One on each side. And a gusset from the vertical to the top rail.
  • 6
    Wire wheel and seal .
  • Using a grinder with a wire wheel. Clean all the frames inside out and seal the inside with caulking.
  • 7
    Prime & Paint.
Shipping container pedestrians tunnels

Pedestrians Walkways Lighting

Based on the size of the construction porject these shipping container temporary tunnels can get quite long, and at night time people can get a little uncomfortable walking inside these dark tunnel.

To remedy that we add an over sized 4' by 5' framed window opening to one side of the container tunnel, and a door frame in the middle in case of an emergency or fast evacuation. That took care of bringing day light to the tunnel.

For night time we added several sealed LED lights to each container. And the container lights can be chained together to use a single power source to power all of them at the same time.

Shipping container modifications is what we do

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