Wicket Gates

Wicket gates are movable dams that can be raised and lowered during low water conditions. These gates have been constructed using wood and steel for over a century. Recently the Army Corps of Engineers installed FRP wicket gates in the Illinois River to demonstrate the strength and longevity benefits of FRP over traditional materials.

Advantages include:

  • Significant cost savings over lifetime
  • Lightweight for easier installation and operation
  • Designed to fit with existing interfaces