Emery Flats Pedestrian Bridge – Woburn, MA

York Bridge ConceptsMassachusetts, Multiple Span, Pedestrian Bridges

Emery Flats Pedestrian Bridge - Woburn, MA | York Bridge Concepts

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Project Overview

How does York Bridge Concepts integrate a timber bridge into an urban design? Inspired by the natural textures and modern architecture of the urban development, we designed this footbridge with contemporary geometric details and sturdy composite material while reducing impacts in the native waterway through a customized spanning design. To brighten the elevation and protect the bridge, we applied acrylic polymer coating creating a legacy bridge that can last for generations.

Customer Testimonial

The field team was excellent to work with, they worked in a safe and professional manner. The quality of the installation was also very good. I hope to work with the team again.
- Ben Burgess, Cranshaw Construction


  • Width:
  • 7'10" (7'6" clear)
  • Length:
  • 50'
  • Height:
  • 6' above grade
  • Capacity:
  • 85 PSF
  • Construction:
  • Ground Up
  • Span Type:
  • Multiple Span
  • Span Lengths:
  • (1) 26', (1) 6'-5", (2) 7'-5"
  • Material:
  • CA-C Treated Southern Yellow Pine & Composite
  • Foundation:
  • Timber Piles & Abutments (Acrylic/Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Stringers:
  • SYP Rough Sawn Timber (Acrylic/Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Deck System:
  • 1" Composite Deck
  • Handrail:
  • Decero™ Wire Mesh Design Series
  • Crossing:
  • Wetlands
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Planning 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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