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Boardwalks for accessible trails and nature walks


A common feature for crossing wetlands or river margins is the boardwalk. Enabling access by wheelchairs, strollers, and people with difficulty walking is an important benefit where the trail must cross wet or rough terrain. The difference in a boardwalk and a bridge is that the bridge generally crosses deep or moving water, while a boardwalk traverses very shallow water or even dry land. A boardwalk can be supported every few feet while a bridge needs longer clear spans and must be engineered to carry more weight.

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