Appalachian Trail Walkway

Date: 6/2013

Duration: 14 days

A 550 foot walkway was constructed along The Appalachian Trail in Cumberland County,
Pennsylvania. The Appalachian Trail runs in part along the Conodoguinet Creek, this causes the area to be prone to spring flooding. The helical piles work in compression and tension to resist any water surcharge!

Project Summary:

  • Helical Pile Type: SS5
  • # of Helical Piles:  150
  • Location:Cumberland County, PA  17007
  • Installation Depth: 10-20 feet
  • Equipment Used: 2500 ft # hand held
  • Challenge/Unique Aspect: Every single pile had to be installed by hand
  • Engineer/Architect: Appalachian Trail Conservancy
  • General Contractor: Appalachian Trail Conservancy