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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Quarry Park Pedestrian Bridges

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

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Rotary Trail Pedestrian Crossings

As part of its 100-year anniversary, the Birmingham, AL Rotary Club provided $3.5 million dollars to build a trail to connect Railroad Park to the Sloss Furnaces.

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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.

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Pedestrian Bridges at Michael Zone Recreation Center Park

In addition to the recreation park's many amenities, the city wanted to provide solution to protect the surrounding wetland environment.

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Wolf Lake Trail Crossings

For the Wolf Lake South Trail in Indiana, swale crossings were needed in several low-lying areas to prevent water from overtopping the trail and hindering natural drainage.

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Riverside Drive Park

The Parks and Open Space Department needed a durable material that was a cost-effective and long-term solution the city could rely on.

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Hurricane Creek

Lose & Associates evaluated several pedestrian bridge types for the Hurricane Creek Greenway, searching for a long-term, quick-to-install structure.

Tags: Stream Crossings & Pedestrian Bridges, Tennessee