Photo by Steve Kroodsma
Photo by Steve Kroodsma

The Architect’s Newspaper — ”The Providence River Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge continues a shipbuilding tradition”

November 5th 2020

The Architect’s Newspaper features the Providence River Pedestrian Bridge, noting the ship-like quality of the curving wood surfaces, which SITU Fabrication design-engineered for architecture firm inFORM Studio.

Read the full article here.

“The designers chose ipe decking for horizontal surfaces because of its durability, important in a high-traffic environment, and Wana wood for the bridge deck’s vertical siding because it’s flexible enough to handle those surfaces’ complex curves. Even so, Wana wood is resistant to steam bending, so craftspeople at SITU Fabrication used a kerfing technique to make members more flexible.”