Elan Sweetwater Vehicular Bridge with attached Pedestrian Section – Lithia Springs, GA

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Elan Sweetwater Creek timber bridge Overhead shot at dusk in Lithia Springs, GA

Sustainable Ingenuity

The Vehicular With Attached Pedestrian Timber-Built Bridge at Elan Sweetwater Creek Development

In an era of innovative engineering and sustainable design, the construction industry continually pushes the boundaries of what's possible. 

York Bridge Concepts and Greystar are leading an era of sustainable engineering and design. One example is the Timber Built Bridge at the Elan Sweetwater Creek Development by York Bridge Concepts. This ingenuity and commitment came to good with the YBC team and Greystar. 

This handsome vehicular & pedestrian timber bridge connects the gap between traditional building materials and modern engineering techniques. Let's delve into the fascinating details of this groundbreaking project and explore how it sets a new standard for both form and function.


Modern Engineering

The Vehicular Timber Built Bridge blends the natural beauty of timber & cutting-edge construction to enhance the Sweetwater Creek Development. This bridge isn't merely a functional pathway; it's a work of art that adds to the allure of the surrounding environment.


Dedication To Sustainability

The Vehicular Timber Built Bridge focuses on eco-conscious construction practices. Timber, a renewable resource, serves as the primary material for this bridge, minimizing the project's carbon footprint compared to other materials. YBC's commitment to sustainable practices aligned perfectly with Greystar's dedication to responsible development.


  • Vehicular Width:
  • 26’ (24’ clear)
  • Pedestrian Width:
  • 6’ (5’ clear)
  • Length:
  • 55'
  • Height:
  • 21’-7 3/4” (from ground)
  • Capacity:
  • HS20-44 /90 PSF
  • Construction:
  • Ground Level
  • Span Type:
  • Free Span
  • Material:
  • CCA/CA-C Treated
    SYP, Ipé Hardwood, &
    Reinforced Polymeric

  • Foundation:
  • Treated Timber Piles
    (Acrylic Coated where

  • Stringers:
  • SYP Glulam Stringers (Oil
    Coated where exposed)

  • Vehicular Deck System:
  • 1” Ipé Top Deck
    4” SYP Subdeck

  • Pedestrian Deck System:
  • 1” Reinforced Polymeric
    Lumber (Cool Gray)

  • Guide Rail:
  • Decero™ Classic Design

  • Handrail:
  • Decero™ Wire Rope Design Series
  • Crossing:
  • Stream
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Seamless Integration with Nature

The key feature of this timber built bridge is the seamless integration with the natural surroundings. The timber's warm hues and textures harmonize with the bordering landscape, creating a visual that soothes the senses. 


Innovative Construction Techniques

The bridge's design and construction are a testament to the forward-thinking mindset of York Bridge Concepts. Incorporating state-of-the-art engineering principles, the team utilized advanced timber construction methods to ensure the bridge's structural integrity and safety. The result is a bridge that captures the essence of timeless craftsmanship and stands as an example of YBC's constant innovation.


Fostering Community Connectivity

Beyond its physical attributes, the Vehicular Timber Built Bridge at Elan Sweetwater Creek Development fosters a sense of community connectivity. By providing a vital link to the development, the bridge creates a warm welcome, enriching the lives of residents and visitors. Its inviting design encourages strolls, creating spaces for spontaneous encounters and shared experiences.

York Bridge Concepts team brought Greystar's vision to life. The bridge creates lasting beauty and functionality for years to come.

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Planning Resources

Like something you see on this project? Get more information below or visit the York Bridge Design Center to see all resources.
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*Resources above may not be exact to the specifications for this bridge, but reflect our current updated standards.

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