Sustainability is the capacity to endure based on a simple principle — our future depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Through sustainability, humans and nature can coexist in productive harmony and guarantee the same for future generations. Through this recognition, York Bridge™ assumes the corporate responsibility and commitment to green business practices, both in office and on site.
Every York Bridge™ is Decero™-designed to last a lifetime — executed and constructed in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. We take strategic steps when constructing every bridge to reduce our environmental footprint.
Wood is the ONLY sustainable building material.
Timber bridges, in general, are environmentally friendly due to the fact that timber is a highly renewable resource, absorbing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere in its production which complements the efforts to mitigate global warming.
At YBC, we primarily use southern yellow pine and douglas fir for our timber structures. According to the Southern Pine Council, “Wood contributes far fewer greenhouse gas emissions than its non-renewable counterparts, steel and concrete. Although wood products make up 47 percent of all raw materials made in the United States, its share of energy consumption during production is only 4 percent of all manufactured materials.”
Each York Bridge™ uses timber treatments that extend the life of the timbers by providing protection from insects and/or fungi. These treatments extend the life expectancy of timber to well over 50 years. By extending the life of the bridge, repair and/or replacement is minimized.