Ringling College Timber Boardwalk & Free Span Bridge – Sarasota, FL

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Ringling College Timber Boardwalk with Free Span Pedestrian Bridge | York Bridge

Ringling College Project Overview


Ringling College of Art + Design has a growing campus hosting a community of creatives that boasts it is ‘a place to fit in, a place to find your people, a place to find yourself, a place to grow, a place to belong.’ When adding a dormitory to campus, planners developed a network of boardwalks, gathering spaces, and a bridge to integrate with the landscape and architecture. The Decero™ Design features stylish low lying paths intertwine with communal spaces and artistically rise to meet social plazas at various entries. A thin ribbon of handrail floats above a composite deck saturated in modern greys and silver dances with a fluid motion along the path to the bridge. A perfect complement to the modernly cladded structure bending around a courtyard overlooking the bayou. The finished project mirrors the craft of creativity taught throughout the institution’s campus.

Boardwalk & Bridge Specifications



  • Width:
  • 8’ - 20’
  • Length:
  • 648’
  • Height:
  • Up to 11' above grade
  • Capacity:
  • 85 PSF
  • Construction:
  • Ground Up
  • Span Type:
  • Multiple Span
  • Material:
  • CCA Treated Southern Yellow Pine, Composite, & IPE Hardwood
  • Foundation:
  • Timber Piles & Abutments (Acrylic / Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Stringers:
  • SYP S4S & Glulam Stringers (Acrylic / Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Deck System:
  • Composite 1.5” Deck
  • Handrail:
  • Decero™ Wire Rope Design Series
  • Crossing:
  • Inlet
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Deck & Bench Area Specifications



  • Deck Area:
  • 2766 sq. ft.
  • Bench Area:
  • 2 Custom Benches at 793 sq. ft. each
  • Height:
  • 1' above grade
  • Capacity:
  • 85 PSF
  • Construction:
  • Ground Up
  • Span Type:
  • Repetitive Span
  • Material:
  • CCA Treated Southern Yellow Pine & Composite
  • Foundation:
  • Timber Piles
  • Stringers:
  • SYP S4S Stringers
  • Deck System:
  • Composite 1” Deck & Benches
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