Our Work

Paradise Farm Camp Catwalk Bridge

Children’s Country Week Association

CLIENT

Downingtown, Pennsylvania

LOCATION

Non-Profit

CLIENT TYPE

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Assessed existing trail and possible solutions
  • Facilitated geotechnical testing on sensitive site
  • Coordinated budget, schedule, and construction
  • Structural design

PROJECT ELEMENTS

  • Sensitive site
  • Custom catwalk
  • Geotechnical analysis
  • Recreational nature trail

PROJECT DETAILS

This design-build project involved the rehabilitation of a damaged segment of trail on a sensitive riparian slope. Prior attempts to retain the downhill slope had created a hazardous section of narrow trail that was eroding into a stream. A catwalk-style bridge was recommended. Due to the difficult access and sensitive site, heavy drilling equipment could not be used for geotechnical investigation. Penn Trails used a Kneas drop-bar penetration test for geotechnical testing to design the bridge.