Girl Scouts Pedestrian Bridge



Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania – Camp Laughing Waters

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania


Design/Build of a

Pedestrian Bridge


W.J. Castle, P.E. & Associates, P.C. & Hydro-Marine Construction Co., Inc. were retained to design and construct a new 140’-0” long pedestrian bridge for a Girl Scout camp located in Gilbertsville, PA. The client was redesigning the camp site to include a new route for pedestrians to cross Swamp Creek. W.J. Castle, P.E. & Associates, P.C., was responsible for all engineering and construction management of the bridge and foundations. This 140’-0” steel bridge was provided by “Eagle Bridge” of Canada and pre-fabricated into two modules and shipped to the site, ready for installation. The bridge is 8 feet wide and was designed for both pedestrian (85#/S.F.) and small vehicle

(10, 000 lbs). The total weight of the bridge is approximately 60,000 lbs.

Hydro-Marine Construction Co., Inc. was responsible for the construction from the start of the project to final installation. A foundation system using “Chance” Helical Piles was used in order to eliminate large spread footings. The construction of the bridge was started in April of 2008 and completed by June 2008 at a cost of $421,000.00.


~ by castle2268 on October 21, 2008.

2 Responses to “Girl Scouts Pedestrian Bridge”

  1. That is a very nice looking pedestrian bridge. How does the weathering steel hold up over time?

  2. Weathering steel is named as such becuase of its corrosion retarding protective surface. This layer developes and regenerates continuously under the influence of weather. Plus, it requires no painting!

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