Structure #106 has been closed to the public since late 2018 due to damage caused by stream bank erosion. It is a critical link along Crabtree Creek Trail which impacts access by the general public to the entire Capital Area Greenway. This map shows the location of the closed section of trail.
Structure #106 was constructed as part of the Middle Crabtree Creek Greenway project in 2003. The original boardwalk construction incorporated timber pile construction typical of boardwalk design/construction and is consistent with methods applied to other boardwalk structures constructed throughout the Capital Area Greenway System.
At the time of the original construction, the eastern streambank of Crabtree Creek along structure #106 provided adequate stability to support timber pilings with concrete base installations. Since the completion of this project and over time, the stream banks of Crabtree Creek in this section have become significantly eroded which has caused scouring of the concrete pier footers exposing them and subsequently leading to structural failure. Additionally, in April 2018, two sections of structure #106 were damaged and repaired as a result of several storm events including Hurricane Matthew. As part of the latest repairs, steel pilings were embedded into bedrock rather than the use of timber piles and footers.
Greenways and Trails
Dewberry Engineering Inc. (Design Consultant) Lanier Construction, Co. Inc. (Contractor)