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Hi all, we are planning to build a simple, low lumber foot bridge over a swampy section of a hole on our local disc golf course. However as wood becomes quite slippery when wet there is a risk to slip and fall and hurt yourself. Any ideas of how to prevent that?
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get a roll of anti slip tread grip tape.

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Hi all, we are planning to build a simple, low lumber foot bridge over a swampy section of a hole on our local disc golf course. However as wood becomes quite slippery when wet there is a risk to slip and fall and hurt yourself. Any ideas of how to prevent that?
Textured deck/dock paint works great. Same as the tape but will hold up to the outside elements much better and adds a nice look/finish as well as protecting the wood.
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Hi all, we are planning to build a simple, low lumber foot bridge over a swampy section of a hole on our local disc golf course. However as wood becomes quite slippery when wet there is a risk to slip and fall and hurt yourself. Any ideas of how to prevent that?
Out door carpet would help, and lasts quite a while. I have seen granulated asphalt shingles and/or roll roofing used as well.
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Hi all, we are planning to build a simple, low lumber foot bridge over a swampy section of a hole on our local disc golf course. However as wood becomes quite slippery when wet there is a risk to slip and fall and hurt yourself. Any ideas of how to prevent that?
There's no easy way, that will be cost effective and last a long time (and look good). Just make the bridge wide enough. Disc golfers should know that wood gets slippery when wet, and we are used to navigating these types of hazards. IE. this isn't a running path at a city park!

Curious, what design of bridge are you looking at? When we were presented with options of crossing wetland, our first assumption was a boardwalk with footings, but then the cost estimates came in: super high.

What we ended up doing was building a "bog bridge" which is something if you are into hiking you see on trails all over the place. They are really inexpensive to build and still allow the water and animals to pass underneath.


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There's no easy way, that will be cost effective and last a long time. Just make the bridge wide enough. Disc golfers should know that wood gets slippery when wet, and we are used to navigating these types of hazards. ...
No, bad advice. Yes people should know that wood gets slippery, lawyers know it.


Go to you local paint store, they can mix you some paint with skid resistant sand in it.
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How about a railing? Obviously that would add to the cost but if there's true danger there it's probably worth it.
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Textured deck/dock paint works great. Same as the tape but will hold up to the outside elements much better and adds a nice look/finish as well as protecting the wood.
Agreed...you'll have to seal the wood anyway. Use a product that leaves a textured surface and kill two birds with the one stone.
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I've seen surplus shingles used on stair treads. Might need occasional replacement, but so would sand/paint...
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