Deacon’s Station Student Living Community Chooses a York Timber Covered Vehicular Bridge as their Grand Entrance

York Bridge Concepts, Inc. ™ designed and built this “Signature Feature” that acts as a transportation station for students in this community

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Deacon’s Station’s One-of-a-Kind Timber Covered Bridge

It [the bridge] is the signature feature that will make this development stand apart from any other developments in our community.

Winston Salem, NC (PRWEB) December 05, 2012

York Bridge Concepts, Inc. ™ (YBC) has constructed a Timber Covered Vehicular Bridge for Deacon’s Station Student Living Community., Located in Winston Salem, North Carolina this all-student community serves Wake Forest University, less than a mile away. Their 62-foot long, wood covered bridge welcomes residents and visitors to the development and also acts as a transportation hub between home and campus. The bridge is the focal point of the community and, as stated by Project Manager, Mike Sears, “It [the bridge] is the signature feature that will make this development stand apart from any other developments in our community.”

To achieve this landmark bridge’s creation, YBC’s team of designers considered the look and feel of the community’s surrounding architecture, as well as historical elements of past covered bridges and railroad stations. Through innovation and true craftsmanship, YBC was able to bring all of the intricate design elements together to achieve a timber covered bridge like no other — built within the stringent timeframe given (four months from contract to completion) due to the temporary creek crossing permit.

Some might say that the most attractive feature that this bridge offers is longevity — a York timber bridge, when properly maintained, lasts 50-75 years and possibly much longer. Covered timber bridges in general tend to have a longer life expectancy due to the fact that they are constantly being protected from harsh elements such as rain, hail, sleet, snow, severe heat and UV rays. Thousands of covered bridges have been built across America in the past 200 years, many of which are still in use today. While construction processes, treatment and materials have improved drastically over time, the spirit a covered bridge commands remains.

Read more about the design of this bridge HERE.

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About York Bridge Concepts
York Bridge Concepts, Inc. ™ (YBC) is the nation's largest on-site timber bridge builder. YBC works with industry-leading owners and developers on prestigious projects throughout the U.S. and Internationally, creating more than just a solution for crossing lakes, streams, creeks, wetlands or ravines. In this competitive real estate market, developers who want to ensure that their project stands apart from the competition use York Bridges to add value and create a feeling of exclusivity, warmth, and quality for their customers. Based in Lutz, Florida, with 28 years of experience, YBC has become well-known for their expertise and cutting-edge innovation in timber bridge design and on-site construction.

For more information, please visit YBC’s website.



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Deacon Station’s Grand Entrance Deacon Station’s Grand Entrance

The bridge acts as a transportation hub for students and visitors.

Different Roof Line Elevations Provide a  Unique Look Different Roof Line Elevations Provide a Unique Look

The gable roof line between the pedestrian and vehicular areas is defined with black metal panels and architectural shingles, at different elevations.

Heavy Timber Vehicular Guard Rails Heavy Timber Vehicular Guard Rails

YBC’s vehicular guard rails meet AASHTO railing specifications.

Wire Mesh Pedestrian Hand Rails Wire Mesh Pedestrian Hand Rails

The pedestrian railings complement the truss look and also meet AASHTO railing specifications, with the black wire mesh.