Esplanade at Palmer Ranch Pedestrian Bridge – Sarasota, FL

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Esplanade at Palmer Ranch Project Overview

The Esplanade at Palmer Ranch is one of Taylor Morrison’s signature active living communities anchored in beautiful Sarasota, FL. This master-planned community has countless trails that connect to the city’s extensive Legacy Trail network for pedestrians and bikes. Located next to a state park, the development’s design focused on enhancing the lush natural beauty of the area. Based on this focus, the Decero Design team was inspired to provide a clear view of the bridge surroundings. Our goal was to encourage pedestrians to feel connected to the environment. To create this look, the design includes a sleek transparent profile featuring Ipe Hardwood saturated in a rich dark earthy color palette and stainless-steel wire rope. The bridge was envisioned to glide over an entry pond with a subtly curving path nested in the gorgeous community’s tropical landscape. The simplicity of the bridge complements the welcoming elegance of the main entry, like the warmth of a gentle smile.


  • Width:
  • 7’10” (7’-8” clear)
  • Length:
  • 95’
  • Height:
  • 9’ above grade
  • Capacity:
  • 85 PSF
  • Construction:
  • Deck Level
  • Span Type:
  • Repetitive Span
  • Span Lengths:
  • (9) 10’7”
  • Material:
  • CCA/CA-C Treated Southern Yellow Pine & IPE
  • Foundation:
  • Timber Piles (Translucent Coated where exposed)
  • Stringers:
  • 2” SYP S4S (Translucent Coated where exposed)
  • Deck System:
  • 5/4” IPE S4S Deck
  • Handrail:
  • Decero™ Wire Rope Design Series
  • Crossing:
  • Lake
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