Trail Masters replace pedestrian ramp at FJSP

Published 12:53 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Frank Jackson Trail Masters Association recently completed the construction of a replacement pedestrian ramp at the main restroom area of Frank Jackson State Park.

The existing ramp was deteriorated and in need of repair or replacement.

All ramp materials were provided by Trail Masters funds and did not impact the park’s budget.

The new ramp is approximately 16 feet long and the ramp supports were constructed of 6 inch X 6 inch pressure treated timbers resting on a concrete foundation.

All flooring and side rails are gray composite lumber similar to that contained on the existing footbridges of the walking trails.

This material requires less maintenance and is expected to provide a longer life for the structure.

The ramp is similar to the footbridge structures that were previously built by the Trail Masters to provide a safe and easy access on walking trails located on the park’s unique nine acre island.

Construction crew members were Marvin McCullough, Carl Hollinghead, Udo Christ, Paul Rogers, Byron Adams, Danny Bess, William Schofield, and Donnie Mooney.  Charles Willis, Larry Presley, and Jimmy Whigham also gave of their time and talent but were not available for this photo.