A pontoon is a flat-bottomed boat or the floats used to support a structure on water. It may be simply constructed from closed cylinders such as pipes or barrels or fabricated as boxes from metal or concrete. These may be used to support a simple platform, creating a raft. The basic design is usually implemented as a simple catamaran or, with three rows of floats, a trimaran. A fixed platform can be used as a dock.
Pontoon in Southern VictoryEdit
Pontoons were artificial bridges built by the United States Army Engineering Corps to cross the Ohio RIver in 1943 during the Second Great War. Many of them were filled with dummy soldiers to distract Confederate artillery.