Gallery: NYC Swapping Wooden Boardwalks with Concrete Version That Coul...

Local beach residents are hoping that their beloved boardwalks be rebuilt as soon as possible, for nostalgic reasons as well as economic. The traditional wooden boardwalks play the important fiscal role of visiting summer tourists to their shores, and for many seaside communities, the boardwalks have served as crucial elements of their local economies.

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  1. Stephen Beach January 4, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Thank you for the article, you bring up a lot of good points about sustainability and environmental impacts with different boardwalk materials. I am a Project Consultant for PermaTrak, a precast concrete boardwalk system that offers a sustainable, durable alternate to traditional boardwalk materials. If you’re interested, we have an article on our website about the differences between timber boardwalk designs and concrete boardwalk designs. It can be found here: http://www.permatrak.com/news-events/bid/89876/6-Design-Differences-1-Great-Debate-Timber-Boardwalk-vs-Concrete-Boardwalk . Thanks again for your insight, I’ll continue to follow this topic on Inhabitat.