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PermaTrak Project Profiles: Concrete Boardwalks and Pedestrian Bridges

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Project Profile

Beckett Park

Filed under: Wetlands & Floodplain, Ohio

Challenge

Beckett Park gives visitors an extensive trail system that provides ample space to walk, run, fish or bike. A boardwalk was needed to connect these pathways in two locations: above an existing weir wall and through a man-made wetland area. West Chester Township desired a cost-effective solution; weir wall rebuilding efforts would require significant time and money. The second location called for a wetland boardwalk design that would split two ponds and keep a low profile. Woolpert needed a product with design flexibility to accommodate the desired curved alignments of both boardwalks. 

Solution

Bray Construction poured concrete piers and used PermaTrak’s cap components to elevate the first boardwalk application in front of the existing weir wall. Woolpert’s recommendation to avoid rebuilding efforts on the weir wall saved money and kept the project within the owner’s budget. “We didn’t want to reconstruct the outfall structure for the pond. With the PermaTrak system, we could leave the existing structure untouched, operating as it was designed to operate,” said Bruce Rankin, Woolpert’s Project Director. Bray also constructed the second PermaTrak application, following the curve of Woolpert’s wetland boardwalk design.

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Location: West Chester, OH
Owner: West Chester Township
Designer: Woolpert, Inc.
Contractor: Bray Construction Services

Technical Description

Boardwalk Length(s): 60 ft. and 87 ft.
Tread Width(s): 11 ft. 3 in.
Color: Melbourne Tan
Texture: Timber
Installation Date: May 2011