Ave Maria University Pedestrian Bridge – Ave Maria, FL

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Ave Maria University Pedestrian Bridge - Ave Maria, FL | York Bridge Concepts - Timber Bridge Builders

A Harmonious Blend of Design & Function

York Bridge Concepts™ is excited to present the newly completed York Timber Pedestrian Bridge at Ave Maria University, located just 17 miles east of Naples, Florida. This bridge is not only a functional addition to the university campus but also a striking architectural feature that enhances its landscape.


  • Width:
  • 8’ (7’7” Clear)
  • Length:
  • 182’
  • Height:
  • 11' above grade
  • Capacity:
  • 85 PSF
  • Construction:
  • Deck Level
  • Span Type:
  • Repetitive Span
  • Span Lengths:
  • 10'
  • Material:
  • CCA/CA-C Treated Southern Yellow Pine
  • Foundation:
  • Timber Piles & Abutments (Acrylic/Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Stringers:
  • SYP S4S Timber (Acrylic/Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Deck System:
  • 1-½” Timber Deck
  • Handrail:
  • Decero™ Architectural Picket Design Series
  • Crossing:
  • Lake
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"From planning, design, and construction of the Guadalupe Bridge, the professionalism of York Bridge Concepts was evident. The project was completed on time, and on budget, and a big thank you from Ave Maria University."

– Michael Mastandrea, Construction Manager, Ave Maria University

Elegance Meets Durability in Bridge Design

Crafted with meticulous attention by our Decero™ Design team, this impressive 182-foot long pile-supported pedestrian bridge boasts an 85 PSF loading capacity, ensuring durability and safety for all its users. The bridge features elegant 42-inch high, splinter-free timber handrails, designed for comfort and longevity.

Ave Maria University Pedestrian Bridge - Ave Maria, FL | York Bridge Concepts - Timber Bridge Builders

Bespoke Features for a Unique Campus Environment

A distinctive aspect of the bridge is its warm, earthy tones, chosen to complement the university’s aesthetic and natural surroundings. The addition of unique metal pickets in the handrails adds a touch of sophistication, aligning with the overall architectural theme of the campus.

Accessible and Aesthetic Infrastructure for Ave Maria University

The staff at Ave Maria University are proud to offer this accessible and inviting structure to their students. The bridge not only connects different parts of the campus but does so with an emphasis on design and safety, making daily commutes more pleasant and inspiring.

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