PermaTrak Project Profiles: Concrete Boardwalks and Pedestrian Bridges

Since its introduction to the US and Canada in 2010, landscape architects and engineers have designed commercial projects using the PermaTrak concrete boardwalk system for various types of applications: fishing piers, urban walkways over sensitive tree roots, pedestrian bridges, elevated greenways, wetland boardwalks and more. The project profiles below share specific boardwalk design and construction challenges. Enjoy!

Kathryn Albertson Park

Two boardwalk structures that meander through pollinator gardens, allowing visitors to follow a designated pathway in Boise, ID.

Tags: Stream Crossings & Pedestrian Bridges, Observation Platforms, Lakes & Lagoons, Idaho

PSEG Estuary Enhancement Program

Three boardwalks and observation platforms for oyster reclamation projects in Port Norris, NJ.

Tags: Wetlands & Floodplain, New Jersey

Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium

A 140-foot precast concrete walkway along the outfield fence at University of Florida's newly renovated softball stadium.

Tags: Boardwalks, Florida

Louisiana Children's Museum

PermaTrak was selected to design a walkway and signature entrance to the museum, including an elliptical observation deck for visitors to view wildlife and plantings.

Tags: Wetlands & Floodplain, Stream Crossings & Pedestrian Bridges, Observation Platforms, Louisiana



A series of four precast concrete boardwalk structures connect the east and west sides of Live Oak Point in Charlotte County, FL.

Tags: Coastal, Florida

Brookside Drive to Winslow Augustine Park

In New Haven, CT, a pedestrian walkway in a heavily wooded area connects a neighborhood to an existing 1.5 mile path.

Tags: Boardwalks, Connecticut

Crabtree Lake Greenway

A 728-foot pedestrian bridge was installed to cross Lake Crabtree, a flood control lake in Cary, NC.

Tags: Stream Crossings & Pedestrian Bridges, North Carolina

Lake Lawne Regional Stormwater Facility at Barnett Park

Two precast concrete crossings at Lake Lawne Park in Orlando, FL create a scenic view for park goers.

Tags: Stream Crossings & Pedestrian Bridges, Florida

Great Rivers Greenway - Shady Grove and Deer Creek

Four boardwalk crossings in Webster Groves, MO create a fluid, serpentine walking experience for users.

Tags: Stream Crossings & Pedestrian Bridges, Missouri


Spencer Creek Stream Improvement

A 280-ft. elevated boardwalk provides an ADA-compliant slope for pedestrians and aids in helping the City of St. Peters better stabilize a local creek.

Tags: Boardwalks, Missouri

Boardwalk Replacement at Camp Creek Greenway Trail - Phase 2

A 958 ft. timber boardwalk was replaced at Camp Creek Greenway Trail in Lilburn, GA. This is the second PermaTrak project on this 4.2 mile trail.

Tags: Boardwalks, Georgia

Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail

Built along a stream, the 276-foot boardwalk at Hot Springs Creek Greenway uses micropiles to minimize disturbance to tree roots.

Tags: Arkansas, Boardwalks

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Boardwalk

Tampa's $35 million park design features an event space, boathouse, athletic facilities, and a network of paths and trails for walkers and joggers.

Tags: Boardwalks, Florida

Elliott Way Boardwalk

A cantilevered 351-ft. PermaTrak concrete boardwalk system provides an extended walking surface for pedestrians along a busy road.

Tags: Boardwalks, New York

Josey Lake Park

A three-mile walkway with ten boardwalks was designed to wind around portions of Josey Lake in Cypress, TX, connecting various trails and recreational areas for community residents.

Tags: Lakes & Lagoons, Texas

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Extension

A Connecticut DOT-designed project featuring roughly 854 total feet of boardwalk surface that is rated for H-15 (30,000 lb.) vehicles.

Tags: Boardwalks, Connecticut

Barr Hammock Preserve

Two concrete boardwalks meander through the Barr Hammock Preserve in Micanopy, FL. The 5,700-acre preserve contains 6.8 miles of natural trails built on an expansive levee system.

Tags: Boardwalks, Florida


Light Farms Pedestrian Bridges

Two pedestrian bridges have been installed at the upscale Light Farms master-planned community in northern Texas, giving residents better access to the community’s impressive amenities.

Tags: Stream Crossings & Pedestrian Bridges, Texas

Flat Branch Nature Preserve

Two PermaTrak boardwalks (323 LF and 44 LF walkways) through wetlands and heavily wooded areas. The preserve also includes observation decks that can serve as outdoor classroom spaces.

Tags: Stream Crossings & Pedestrian Bridges, North Carolina

Campbell Creek Greenway Extension

The Campbell Creek Greenway is the latest connection to Mecklenburg County’s McAlpine Park Greenway network, increasing the overall trail length to just over five miles.

Tags: North Carolina, Boardwalks

Smith and Sanford Creek Greenway Pedestrian Bridges

The Town of Wake Forest, NC, has been gradually expanding its greenway system over the last 20 years.

Tags: Stream Crossings & Pedestrian Bridges, North Carolina

Halls Bayou Trail

Halls Bayou in Houston, TX is a densely wooded enhanced flood drainage canal collecting storm water that eventually joins up with Greens Bayou.

Tags: Wetlands & Floodplain, Texas


SIU Carbondale Campus Lake Pedestrian Bridges 

Campus Lake at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, (SIU) a 43-acre lake set amongst woodlands, is a popular route for students to get to class.

Tags: Illinois, Stream Crossings & Pedestrian Bridges

Upper Bee Branch Creek Channel, Streets, and Utilities

The City of Dubuque, Iowa undertook a large scale channel realignment project in 2015, which called for flood mitigation and urban park development.

Tags: Iowa, Boardwalks

City of Sarnia Riverfront Boardwalk 

In 2014, a nearly 1,200-foot long timber pedestrian promenade in Ontario’s City of Sarnia was nearing the end of its life.

Tags: Boardwalks, Canada

Logan Lake Boardwalk at Adams Park 

The Atlanta community wanted to experience Logan Lake in Adams Park from a different vantage point – with a walking path through the middle of the lake.

Tags: Lakes & Lagoons, Georgia