Coastal Club Vehicular Bridge – Lewes, DE

York Bridge ConceptsDelaware, Multiple Span, Vehicular Bridges

Coastal Club Timber Vehicular Bridge | Lewes, DE | York Bridge

Project Details

Situated near the desirable beachfront and vibrant shopping destinations in Delaware is the only luxury master planned residential community of Coastal Club. This amenity-rich resort development is laced within a mature natural landscape featuring wooded trails, community gardens, and sparkling water views.

Our two-lane vehicular bridge with pedestrian walkway curves through a sensitive wetland to provide access to the neighborhood. The multiple span design offered an environmentally sensitive & low impact connection, in lieu of a proposed culvert.

The DeceroTM Design Team was inspired by the coastal architecture, bold nautical themed accents, and peaked red roof tops reminiscent of classic lighthouses. The team was tasked with carefully designing a structure to coast through the wetland, over a stream, and divert water across the entire bridge surface away from the walkway.

On-site, the YBC Construction Team faced both limited ground access and only one point of entry, inhibiting the traditional two-sided approach necessary to set the glue-laminated beams and maintain a top-down construction method. In response, the crew utilized a creative temporary bridge solution by laying down 65-foot pilings over the crossing’s piling bents. This temporary bridge allowed the team to transport necessary materials without impact to the stream.

The Schell Brothers opted for a bridge that connected them to over 70 additional properties, minimized impacts to the environment, and helped fulfill the picturesque vision they established for Coastal Club community.

CAD Resources

Multiple Span Vehicular

Single Lane

Double Lane

Double Lane w/Pedestrian

Double Lane w/Pedestrian (Long Spans)


  • Vehicular Width:
  • 26' (24' 5" clear)
  • Pedestrian Width:
  • 5'10"
  • Length:
  • 190'
  • Height:
  • 7' above grade
  • Capacity:
  • HS 20-44 & 85 PSF
  • Construction:
  • Deck Level
  • Span Type:
  • Multiple Span
  • Span Lengths:
  • (11) 13'-15', (1) 34'
  • Material:
  • CCA/CA-C Treated Southern Yellow Pine
  • Foundation:
  • SYP Timber Piles & Abutments (Acrylic/Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Stringers:
  • SYP Rough Sawn Timber & Glulam Stringers (Translucent Coated where exposed)
  • Vehicular Deck System:
  • Epoxy & Aggregate 6” Double Timber Deck
  • Pedestrian Deck System:
  • Textured Polymer Surfaced
    1-½” Timber Deck
  • Guard Rail:
  • Decero™ K-Style Design Series
  • Handrail:
  • Decero™ Wire Rope Design Series
  • Crossing:
  • Flood Plain
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