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posted May 15, 2020

Hawaiian Island Trail Bridge Re-Opens Trail to Remote Community

by Brandon Weyant

The 3-mile long Kalaupapa Trail is the only access point in and out of the remote community of Kalaupapa on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. When a land-slide took out an old aluminum bridge, cutting off this access point, park officials looked to an FRP bridge for its light weight, corrosion resistance, and design flexibility.

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tags: bridges

posted Jul 24, 2018

FAQ: Vegetation under boardwalks

by American Trails Staff

Avoiding plant growth

categories: bridges
tags: faq, maintenance, bridges

posted Jul 23, 2018

FAQ: Slippery boardwalks and bridges

by American Trails Staff

Recommendations for anti-slip on wood surfaces.

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tags: faq, maintenance, bridges, preservation, surfaces

posted Feb 6, 2018

Rail-Trail Maintenance & Operation

by Tim Poole with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (Northeast Regional Office)

In about two decades, rail-trails have risen from obscurity to become highly valued amenities for many American communities. Rail-trails preserve natural and cultural resources and provide both residents and tourists with attractive places to recreate and safe routes to their destinations.

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tags: management and operation, safety, surfaces, signs, bridges, drainage, trailheads, interpretation

posted Oct 24, 2019

Steel Trail Bridges on Shared-use Urban Pathways

by Stuart Macdonald

A variety of steel-frame commercial bridges along typical multiple-use trails.

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tags: photo gallery, bridges, urban trails

posted Jul 8, 2019

Design a Trail to Last 100 Years

by Michael Osborne with Five Rivers MetroParks

The challenges of balancing ecological protection, physical management and social demands on natural surface hiking, equestrian, mountain biking and multi-use trails can be overwhelming. However, it IS possible to meet these challenges by designing sustainable trails that are created to last into the next century.

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tags: bridges, construction, volunteers, natural surface

Results from the Business Directory


Spectrum LLC

Indianapolis, Indiana

Spectrum LLC specializes in the design and construction of purpose built mountain bike and hiking trails. We have expertise with wooden bridges, natural stonework and utilizing local volunteer labor.


7493 Edgewater Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
(317) 413-8343 • [email protected]

Yakima Construction, Inc.

Medford, Oregon

Over 41 years experience in all phases of trail construction, consultation, design, and planning. Trail paving, bridges, boardwalks, and campgrounds.


1575 Skyview Dr, Medford, Oregon 97501
(541) 601-2730 • [email protected]

Southern Asphalt Company, Inc.

Lorton, Virginia

In business since 1970, serving the Northern Virginia area. Trail paving, fairweather stream crossings, and pedestrian bridges.


6828 Hill Park Dr, Lorton, Virginia 22079
(703) 550-2700 • [email protected]

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