Ravine Trail Bridge North Conway New Hampshire

Project Overview

In July of 2021 Areté Structures supplied a thirty-foot FRP Truss Bridge to the White Mountain Trail Collective in North Conway New Hampshire.  The bridge was built by the Recon Trail Design Team and was part of a new 1.4-mile-long interpretive multiuse trail.  The new trail skirts behind the Kennett High School playing fields and connects to the Old Conway Rec. Path Trail.  Many community groups were involved in the design, planning and construction of this project and they expect that it will be a great asset to the local community. 



  • Allowable Stress Design (ASD Safety Factor of 3) Method
  • 85 PSF Pedestrian Live Load

  • 35 PSF Wind Load

  • 40 PSF Snow Load

    Bridge Structure Specifications:

    • Fiberglass Truss Design
    • Strongwell EXTREN® 500 Series FRP structural shapes
    • Straight Ends
    • 30’ Length 4’ Width Measured at Deck Level
    • 42” High Railings w/safety channel mid-rails (per ADA specifications w/maximum 4” spacing)
    • Standard hot-dipped galvanized steel hardware kit
    • Positive Fabricated Mechanical Camber
    • Standard color: Olive Green
    • Aluminum angle mounting clips (for abutment attachment)
    • Timber Decking – 2”x12”, #2 pressure-treated Southern Yellow Pine