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Groenier, James Scott; Eriksson, Merv . 2008. Trail Bridge Catalog. 0823 2W01. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.

The Trail Bridge Catalog Web site is intended to help land managers and engineers select trail bridge types, decks, rail systems, abutment systems, and materials. The site is divided into five sections:

  • Trail Bridge Types
  • Trail Bridge Decks
  • Trail Bridge Rail Systems
  • Trail Bridge Abutments
  • Trail Bridge Materials

The Trail Bridge Types, Decks, Rail Systems, and Abutments sections contain sketches, pictures, example and/or standard drawings, and guidelines for appropriate use with the USDA Forest Service Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) classifications. Standard drawings, or example drawings, are intended for informational purposes only. The Additional Trail Bridge Resources section includes information on planning, siting, designing, constructing, inspecting, and maintaining trail bridges.

Merv Eriksson conceived of the idea for the Trail Bridge Catalog in 2000. Scott Groenier updated the catalog's contents and Damien Hoffman updated its design in 2008.

2008 Trail Bridge Catalog

Keywords: abutments, decks, drawings, inspecting, materials, planning, rail systems, railings, recreation, recreation opportunity spectrum, siting, suspension bridges