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Jim-
Can you forward any information/links on this if you find anything?
Thanks-
Candi Anderson, P.E.

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From: "Jim Wilson" <wilsonengineers(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 10:19 AM
Subject: Hiking trail design guides?


> I'm looking for ideas on where to turn for design
> requirements for walking/hiking path structures at a
> scenic park.  There are existing walkways and stairs
> that are precariously perched on the sides of steep
> inclines and cliffs.  We need to prepare a design plan
> with guidelines on how to anchor railings, footings
> and elevated structures where they are currently
> supported by existing boulders, bedrock, trees, stumps
> and sometimes just saplings.
> 
> As far as we know, there is no applicable code that
> governs this work - only the requirements of the
> insurance carrier and our collective piece of mind.
> 
> I looked briefly at the national park service and
> department of the interior web sites, but didn't see
> any publication sections.
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> 
> Jim Wilson, PE
> Stroudsburg, PA 
> 
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