York Bridge Concepts builds ocean home timber bridges that will last for generations, writes Carol Sorgen.  

If your ocean home requires a bridge over a coastal gully, stream or environmentally sensitive wetlands, or you simply want that extra “wow” factor at the entrance to your home, York Bridge Concepts (YBC) can design and build a Decero timber bridge to realize your vision.

In business for 30 years, the company was founded by James York, who got his start building decks and docks from the back of a pick-up trick.

Times have certainly changed, and YBC has now built close to 8,000 timber bridges across the country and overseas. From vehicular bridges and covered crossings to boardwalks and golf course bridges, the Florida-based company is known for its one-of-a-kind approach to every project it takes on with its trademarked Decero philosophy: meaning “from scratch, from zero, something that has yet to be marked, determined or developed.”

“No two bridges are alike,” says Gilda Dreyfus, Director of Global Development. “We don’t take a cookie-cutter approach.

“The Decero philosophy envelops our organization, incorporating our passion into your project with one objective — your own custom York Bridge,” she adds.

Working closely with each client, YBC’s in-house team of designers, architects and engineers design and build every timber bridge to any capacity and purpose.

Unlike many other bridge builders, YBC is a full-service, turnkey construction company. Its process begins with an initial consultation from one of its qualified bridge consultants who work directly with owners, developers, architects, landscape architects and/or general contractors to coordinate all aspects of the construction process, ensuring smooth and timely project completion.

From a pedestrian bridge on a single-acre home site to a driveway bridge leading to a six-acre property with a 12,000 square foot home, no project is too big or too small, says Dreyfus, observing that a residential bridge can not only add value and interest to your ocean home but also offers an environmentally safe and beautiful way to transverse your wetlands, estuaries and wooded areas.

“A York Bridge is as much ours as it is yours,” says Dreyfus. “It is truly special to experience the process of design and build through the eyes of our clients. We specialize in landmark structures that will last for generations. When we create your timber bridge, you allow us to live our passion by building yours.” ybc.com