Brentwood Country Club

Located in a residential area of west Los Angeles and just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, the Brentwood Country Club is home to a challenging 18-hole golf course. When the course superintendent determined that new bridges were needed to cross some ravines, their architect contacted Western Wood Structures.

 WWS presented an offer to Brentwood that included: the structural design, supply, and installation of the bridges.  The Brentwood Board accepted our proposal which consisted of: two bridges spanning 30’ and one which is a 3-span bridge measuring 90’ in length. WWS also designed and sub-contracted the concrete drilled piers and caps. WWS supplied and installed the bridges from the timber caps through the rail system.

 To satisfy the owner’s request, the bridges were manufactured from Alaskan Yellow Cedar, a species of wood that is naturally resistant to decay. AYC will get smoother as time progresses and the bridges will turn a natural grey in color.

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The Glulam bridge components were pre-fabricated in our fabrication shop which decreased time spent on site.

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The bridges were installed in approximately 3 weeks.

George Fox University Bridge

Located within a 15 minute drive of our facility, George Fox University is one of the top ranked Christian universities in the country. Their outstanding reputation for academics and athletic success is well known in this area. The result is record growth and an enrollment that is approaching 4,000 students.

In response, the school began construction this year on a new Residence Hall and has plans for a new 30,000 square-foot Dining Hall as well. The Residence Hall will house between 300 and 400 students and the dining Hall will seat about 550.

The campus, located in Newberg, Oregon, is divided by Hess Creek Canyon and in order to accommodate pedestrian and bike traffic between the new residence hall and dining facility to the main campus, a new treated timber bridge was installed. The Parallel Chord Truss style bridge was engineered, supplied, and installed by Western Wood Structures.  It is 12’ wide and has a clear-span of 220-feet.

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This aerial photo shows the location of the new bridge – a minimal amount of tree removal took place to make room for the massive structure.

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The bridge was pre-fabricated and trial assembled in our yard prior to pressure treatment.

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After treatment, the bridge was pre-assembled in halves, one on each side of the canyon.

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Each pre-assembled bridge half was rigged, lifted, and carefully set in place. Two large hydraulic cranes were used in the process, one operating from each side of the canyon.

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Steel pins were used in the design to join the lower chords of the trusses at the center. This allowed for fast and efficient installation. The erection process was completed in about 2 hours.

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The deck was installed after the bridge was set.

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This aerial photo shows the completed bridge.

The bridge was assembled, installed, and complete ahead of schedule and within budget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamlin Farms

              When the owners of this century old farm in Corvallis, Oregon, decided they needed a shady place to relax after long days harvesting crops, they called the experts at Western Wood Structures. The result was this handsome Glulam patio cover that rises above [...] Read more »

Backyard Patio Cover

When the owners of this residence in Tualatin, Oregon decided to remodel their home, their contractor turned to the experts at Western Wood Structures for assistance with the roof system above their backyard patio. The result was this handsome structure which features Glulam trusses with curved top chords.     [...] Read more »

Fort Belvoir Suspension Bridge

Accotink Wildlife Refuge is a 1,200 acre property located on the grounds of Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia. Fort Belvoir was originally opened during WWI and is the largest employer in Fairfax County with more employees than even the Pentagon. Over the years it has served as headquarters for [...] Read more »

Peaked and Cambered Glulams

Building designers are offered creative ways in which to utilize Glulam in the construction of their buildings. Glulams have been popular over the years because of their versatility in timber construction and because of their aesthetic appeal. The use of Peaked and Cambered Glulams (also known as Pitched and Tapered) [...] Read more »

The Bridges at Martis Camp

Martis Camp is a 2,177 acre private luxury community located between Truckee, California and North Lake Tahoe. The community offers a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor seasonal activities to family members of all ages. An 18 hole championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio is available to members. [...] Read more »

Remembering Bob Kennedy

The timber construction industry lost one of its great ones when Bob Kennedy passed away over the summer. Bob was employed as one of our field superintendents. Bob began his career at the young age of 16 under the tutelage of his father Slim Kennedy. They were employed by Tim [...] Read more »

Mt. View Drainage Crossing – Testimonial

Every once in a while we receive a nice letter from a customer commending us on the work we have done. I think this one is especially worth sharing. Steve —————————————– Hazen and crew: Completed the 40′ x 18′ bridge assembly today.  Basically 120 man hours with a 3 – [...] Read more »

Olympia Fireplace

  Downtown Olympia, Washington has experienced three major fires in recent years. On Easter morning of 2011, a fire broke out in a 6,500 s/f warehouse that was used by Olympia Fireplace & Spa for its inventory. The fire destroyed the Bowstring Truss roof structure as well as the building [...] Read more »