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!

Project Profiles in: north-carolina

Wake Forest University Davis Field Road

Elevated boardwalk revitalizes Wake Forest's Davis Field, preserving cherished Oak trees in the heart of campus life.

Tags: North Carolina, Boardwalks

Cross Charlotte Trail - Brandywine to Tyvola

The Cross Charlotte Trail is a 30+ mile trail and greenway facility that stretches from one end of Charlotte to the other, providing bikers and pedestrians a seamless pathway through the city.

Tags: North Carolina, Boardwalks

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

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

Quarry Park Pedestrian Bridges

In 1998, a 225-acre property featuring an abandoned granite quarry was donated to the City of Winston-Salem.

Tags: Stream Crossings & Pedestrian Bridges, North Carolina

Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway 

Located in a floodplain, Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway in Charlotte, N.C. experienced several storm events that caused debris to build up under a truss bridge.

Tags: Wetlands & Floodplain, North Carolina

White Oak Greenway Underpass at NC Turnpike

The White Oak Creek Greenway had a section removed due to I-540 construction. The Town of Cary needed to rebuild this segment to maintain trail functionality.

Tags: North Carolina, Boardwalks


MacDonald Woods Park Pedestrian Bridges

Macdonald Woods Park is prone to post-rain flooding. The Town of Cary wanted to replace the culvert and build up creek embankments to prevent flooding.

Tags: Stream Crossings & Pedestrian Bridges, North Carolina

Farrell Hall Elevated Walkway at Wake Forest University

At a university, maintaining tradition within the style of new structures is integral to the overall look and feel of the campus.

Tags: North Carolina, Urban

Judaculla Rock

Jackson County Parks and Rec. needed an observation deck to: prevent damage from foot traffic, enhance visitor experience, and appease the Judaculla giant.

Tags: North Carolina, Observation Platforms