Appalachian Trail Walkway

A 550 foot walkway was constructed along The Appalachian Trail in Cumberland County,
Pennsylvania. The Appalachian Trail runs, in part, along the Conodoguinet Creek; accordingly, the area is 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