Cape Fear Multipurpose Trail
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Site inventory, analysis, and master planning of the 7-mile multipurpose trail along the Cape Fear River. JDavis also produced Construction Documents for a 4-mile segment of the greenway. This project required plan review and approval by NCDOT for TEA-21 funding. One particularly critical location required design of a bridge that crossed over an existing pond and dam. The trail was then routed along a boardwalk perched on the side slope of a 50’ deep ravine as it passed through the railroad trestle to provide a grade separated crossing. Erosion control and environmentally sensitive design were important as the trail was woven in and out of the rivers floodplains and floodway. Coordination with railroads, utility companies and homeowners for right-of-way acquisition were also necessary. Three bridges, from 80’ to 130’ in length, and several boardwalks were integral to the trail design.