Whitney Wharf Pedestrian Bridge – Hingham, MA

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Whitney Wharf Pedestrian Bridge - Hingham, MA | York Bridge Concepts - Timber Bridge Builders

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Whitney Wharf Project Overview

The Whitney Wharf Waterfront Bridge was a grant-funded project that required a load rating of H-5 capacity to cater to large crowds of pedestrians and facility management vehicles visiting the Hingham Maritime Center at Barnes Wharf. This fully ADA compliant Decero™ Design enhances the wharf character with a soft nautical gray palette washing a classic picket with peaked diagonal handrails, themed lighting accents, and contrasting structure that blends into the water. The build of this seaworthy design was challenged by the tidal action of the crossing. The on-site construction team were required to work with 10+ feet of fluctuating water levels when setting the pile supported structure. Now completed, this 12-foot-wide York Timber Pedestrian Bridge spans 92 feet in length, glides over the saltwater channel and connects the town’s beach, boat ramp, & pier amenities with the Veteran’s Memorial Park.


  • Width:
  • 12’ (11’-7” Clear)
  • Length:
  • 270'
  • Height:
  • 17' above grade
  • Capacity:
  • 85 PSF
  • Construction:
  • Deck Level
  • Span Type:
  • Multiple Span
  • Material:
  • CCA/CA-C Treated Southern Yellow Pine
  • Foundation:
  • Timber Piles & Abutments (Acrylic/Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Stringers:
  • SYP S4S Stringers and Rough Sawn Timber Stringers (Acrylic/Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Deck System:
  • 1-1/2” Timber Deck
  • Handrail:
  • Decero™ Wharf Design Series
  • Crossing:
  • Wetlands
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Client Testimonial

“During the summer of 2016, our community celebrated the completion of the Whitney Wharf Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge had been a long-envisioned ambition of ours and the Town is pleased to see this goal become reality. We want to thank the YBC crews and their overall team for the excellent job they did – if we have another opportunity like this, we would be delighted to work with your firm again. YBC is a great team!”
– Roger Fernandes, Engineer, Town of Hingham

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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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