Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Pedestrian Bridge – Boothbay, ME

York Bridge ConceptsMaine, Multiple Span, Pedestrian Bridges

York Bridge designed built pedestrian bridge for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, ME

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Project Overview

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is the premier botanical gardens of Maine. They enlisted York Bridge Concepts™ in fulfilling their vision of a grandeur pathway to the new visitor’s center dubbed the “Discovery Bridge” in their 20-Year Master Plan. The Garden’s Master Plan is focused on innovation, education, sustainability, and responsible growth to nurture this mission. The “Discovery Bridge” soars over protected wetlands and access roadways, gracefully curving around trees, giving visitors an uninhibited and accessible journey over an otherwise inaccessible slope. The Decero™ Design Team collaborated with designers and garden staff to create a transformative look to accompany the 190,000 and growing Annual Visitors. The bridge was built utilizing renewable Black Locust Hardwoods, Acrylic Polymer Coated Southern Yellow Pine, and Coated Wire Mesh Detailing, to achieve a woodsy and sleek two-toned identity. The foundations are washed in a deep chocolate hue that dives into the wooded wetlands blending with the landscape. The railings are a mix of naturally weathering hardwood and garden green structure to complement the general context. The YBC Field Team was presented with hard challenges in the literal sense including rocky substrates and dense hardwoods that required patience and exquisite expertise to overcome with a diligence to the premier craftsmanship fit for a York Bridge that makes us The Premier Timber Bridge Company.

Planning Resources

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Bridge #1
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*Resources above may not be exact to the specifications for this bridge, but reflect our current updated standards.
Bridge #1

  • Width:
  • 13’ (12’ clear)
  • Length:
  • 225’
  • Height:
  • 13’6” above grade
  • Capacity:
  • 85 PSF
  • Construction:
  • Deck Level
  • Span Type:
  • Multiple Span
  • Span Lengths:
  • (1) 16’4”, (2) 20', (17) 10’2”
  • Material:
  • CCA/CA-C Treated Southern Yellow Pine & Black Locust
  • Foundation:
  • Timber Piles & Abutments (Acrylic/Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Stringers:
  • SYP S4S & Rough Sawn Stringers (Acrylic/Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Deck System:
  • 1” Black Locust Timber Deck
  • Handrail:
  • Decero™ X-Style Design Series
  • Crossing:
  • Wetlands & Roadway
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Bridge #2

  • Width:
  • 9'10" (8'5" clear)
  • Length:
  • 100'
  • Height:
  • 10' above grade
  • Capacity:
  • 85 PSF
  • Construction:
  • Ground Up
  • Span Type:
  • Repetitive Span
  • Span Lengths:
  • (10) 9'-10'
  • Material:
  • CCA/CA-C Treated Southern Yellow Pine & Black Locust
  • Foundation:
  • Timber Piles & Abutments (Acrylic/Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Stringers:
  • SYP Rough Sawn Stringers (Acrylic/Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Deck System:
  • 1” Black Locust Timber Deck
  • Handrail:
  • Decero™ X-Style Design Series
  • Crossing:
  • Pond
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