monkey bridge

noun Nautical.
Also called flying gangway. a raised fore-and-aft catwalk permitting safe passage when the weather deck is washed by heavy seas.

1925–30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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monkey bridge

1. a high narrow platform above a deck or in an engine room or boiler room 
2. the highest navigational bridge on a ship; a small (often open) deck above the pilot house [syn: flying bridge
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