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.
“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