Timber Bridge Materials
We use premium, fully-treated lumber to add longevity and beauty to your timber bridge
Southern Yellow Pine
Used for its high density, Southern Pine has the highest specific gravity of all common structural lumber species, providing superior fastener-holding power and load-bearing capacity. See our projects built with Southern Yellow Pine.
Often our standard used in the Western United States where this species is most commonly found. It is also tight knotted and close grained, adding the bonus of beauty to its structural capabilities. See our projects built with Douglas Fir.
Other Material Options
Addtional Wood Options
- Glasswood Lumber — YBC’s most environmentally-friendly option.
- Hardwood timbers, such as South American IPE.
- Green heart piling in lieu of treated piles.
- Composite and/or recycled decking and railing material.
- Structural composite material available.
- Rough sawn timbers in lieu of smooth or planed wood.
Plywood Construction Matting
- Protects the bridge from damage or marks during the construction of the bridge(s).
- Protects the wetlands from oils or fluids from the equipment during the construction of the bridge(s).
- Recommended for boardwalks, when using composite materials and on any bridge greater than 200? in length.
- Recommended for vehicular bridges that will be constructed during the building of a development.
York Timber Protective Systems™ assist in timber bridge longevity and are recommended on ALL timber structures.
Learn More About YTPS™