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Pineview West Trail

Eden, Utah

Pedestrian River Crossing

Engineer:

Weber Pathways

Contractor:

Sealtech

Installation:

November 2018

Technical Description:

• Continental® Pedestrian Truss
• Width: 8 ft
• Span: 60 ft
• Style: Connector
• Finish: Weathering Steel
• Decking: Wood

A new steel truss bridge now spans the north fork of the Ogden River near Pinedale Reservoir. Over the years, several flood events either damaged or dislodged the original wood bridge, prompting the decision to find a better solution. Weber Pathways, a nonprofit organization "whose mission is to plan, promote, construct and protect non-motorized trails and related open space areas" stepped up to the plate. They worked closely with Weber County and the U.S Forest Service (USFS) to procure funding to replace the bridge. 

Once the funding was secured, USFS employees and volunteers worked together to dismantle and remove the damaged structure. A 60' x 8' Connector®-style Continental® Pedestrian Truss was selected as the best solution for its cost effectiveness, easy installation and ability to withstand high waters. 

Alan Wheelwright, a board member and volunteer for Weber Pathways commented, "The project presented some unique challenges that we were able to overcome. It was great working with Contech Engineered Solutions on the bridge."

Recommended as an excellent hike for children and novice hikers and bikers, the trail can be completed in a 6.2-mile long roundtrip, or with a shuttle as a point to point between the two trailheads of Pineview Trailhead and North Arm Trailhead. Most importantly, local residents are happy with the new addition.

"The trails give us a free avenue to remain healthy," concluded Carey Van Waggoner, a Weber Pathways board member. "It get me outdoors with nature. We feel the trails embody not only the health and wellness of our community but of our earth. I believe that trails are a legacy we're leaving to our future generations."

Technical Description:

• Continental® Pedestrian Truss
• Width: 8 ft
• Span: 60 ft
• Style: Connector
• Finish: Weathering Steel
• Decking: Wood

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