Project Name: John Week’s FootBridge
Application: Trail Erosion Control
Install Date: July 2004
Install Size: 60 m2 (648 sq ft)
Address: Charles River Parklands
Client: Northeastern University Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Designer: Northeastern University Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Charles Eva – contact
Contractor: Engineering Students at Northeastern University – student project
Directions: Take John F. Kennedy Street toward the river. Turn left onto the Parklands and head downriver toward the Weeks Footbridge.
Location: Gravelpave2 is located at the entrance ramps on Cambridge side of the bridge.
Photography: NE University Students
Summary: ISI donated the Gravelpave2 product to the Student chapter of the ASCE at Northeastern University. The students contacted Invisible Structures about controlling the erosion at Week’s Bridge. Rainwater flows off of the hard surface bridge and erodes the soil around the entrance (see top photo). Prior to contacting ISI, the students had investigated which solutions would be the best and discovered Gravelpave2 is what they were looking for. Gravelpave2 can control the erosion and provide a stable surface for pedestrians and wheelchairs.