Endeavor Bridgeport Adventure Park Hike and Bike Trails
- civil engineering
- 211 acres
BHB was asked by the City of Bridgeport to design 10 miles of soft surface, multi-use singletrack trails in the 211-acre “Northwest” section of the Endeavor Bridgeport Adventure Park. Civil engineering and design services were provided, including aerial photographs and contour maps, field visits, walking the proposed trail route, and completing the final schematic design. BHB’s largest singletrack project to date, the trails expanded the park to provide a dedicated area for non-motorized recreation.
BHB embraced and used the natural conditions while providing a suitable trail alignment for recreation by foot and bike in a cost-effective manner, while carefully adhering to the trail construction practices of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) manual. This included a trail corridor with a minimum width of six feet and height of seven feet while staying clear of all brush, shrubs, and branches of nearby understory trees. The trail corridor alignment was designed in a manner that features rolling contour trails to create a safe, fun, and a challenging experience, while supporting wildlife habitat and a low maintenance trail. With nearby attractions such as Lake Bridgeport and Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, the addition of the trails added to Bridgeport’s array of outdoor recreation and is setting a precedent for how municipalities can steward singletrack trails for their community and foster a culture of well-being.
Shannon L. Nave, PE, CFM
Shannon L. Nave, PE, CFM
Principal | Senior Civil Engineer
Shannon Nave’s desire is to use engineering to leave the world a better place than he found it and to help man live with nature and with each other. His extensive experience includes engineering design and project management for a significant variety of civil and water resource projects.
His wide-ranging experience in working for both consulting firms and as a municipal staff engineer includes flood studies, dam design and repair, expert witness testimony, and general civil projects encompassing designs for residential, commercial, educational, utility, and Capital Improvement Projects (CIP).
Shannon’s research and master’s thesis on storm water flow in streets and gutters led to UTA receiving a $450,000 grant from TxDOT to build a street section in the basement of the UTA Nedderman Hall to run full-scale tests.
Shannon lives in Parker County with his wife Anna and two sons; he enjoys cooking, reading, and working with the Cub Scouts.
Project ExperienceImperial Construction Office and Shop
Tarleton State University:
Bachelor’s Degree/1996/Hydrology and Water Resources
University of Texas at Arlington:
Master’s Degree/2000/Civil Engineering: Water Resources