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Old 05-31-2018, 02:13 PM
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If you didn't want to finish the wood at all, maybe you could use a router and put some grooves in at a jaunty angle to provide some extra grip.

I do like all the above suggestions, though...
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:29 PM
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Here's what I put in for a wetland area



Sealed the top deck... Structure is all green wood (pressure treated)
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:18 PM
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Out door carpet would help, and lasts quite a while. I have seen granulated asphalt shingles and/or roll roofing used as well.
I have seen the Shingles used very effectively as well.
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:37 PM
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I know the grip tape works great, but like the textured paint idea better - just don't cheap out. Buy good stuff that will handle the elements and do the appropriate stuff so the paint penetrates/sticks.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:42 PM
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I've seen chicken wire wrapped around boards and that helps a fair amount, especially in sloppy/muddy areas.

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Old 05-31-2018, 08:14 PM
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chicken wire and U-nails. use TONS of nails and it will stick for a long time.
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:19 PM
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Well-attached chicken wire works well when new, but the problem is that it eventually rusts and snags and becomes a terrible trip hazard. I've seen a older foot bridges in parks and refuges with lifted chicken wire that caused a couple of nasty falls. And depending on how well you've stapled or nailed it it is a PITA to remove and replace.

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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.
I'd rather have a handrail than any of the other solutions offered. Even if the bridge gets a little slick.

Then again, our course has 6 or 8 wood bridges, none of which have handrails.

One thing that helps a bit is gaps between the treads. Particularly if the treads are 2x4s or 2x6s, so they have sharp edges.
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get a roll of anti slip tread grip tape.
Before you do that put on some of the Water Seal stuff.
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I know the grip tape works great, but like the textured paint idea better - just don't cheap out. Buy good stuff that will handle the elements and do the appropriate stuff so the paint penetrates/sticks.
I say go with the Truck Bed Liner stuff. That will last longer then the textured paint.

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