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Log

Log decks are usually cut onsite from small-diameter material and are installed without preservative treatment. The resulting surface is very rough and has an expected life of just 2 to 12 years.


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Photo of a Timber Log Deck
ROS Classes: black from U to R to RN to SPM to SPNM to P

Sawn Plank

Sawn timber plank decking can be transverse (perpendicular to the load-carrying members) or longitudinal (parallel to the load-carrying members). Planks should be pressure treated with a wood preservative. Untreated planks have an expected life of only 2 to 10 years. Planks should be treated with a waterborne preservative if skin contact is expected.

Additional Pictures:

Photo of a Timber Plank Transverse Deck

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Photo of a Timber Plank Longitudinal Deck
ROS Classes: black from U to R to RN to SPM to SPNM, gray from SPNM to P

Glulam

More heavily loaded bridges in rural and urban Recreation Opportunity Spectrum classes may use glued-laminated (glulam) timber decking.

Additional Pictures:

Photo of glue lam deck

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Photo of glue lam deck