Project Profile:

John Weeks Footbridge

Project 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 Weeks 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.

Address

Charles River Parklands

Install Size

60 m2 (648 sq ft)

Designer

Northeastern University Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Charles Eva - contact

Contractor

Engineering Students at Northeastern University - student project

Project Gallery

Aggregate Paving was installed to prevent further erosion at the John Weeks Footbridge, Cambridge, Massachusetts, using Gravelpave2.
Students anchor the Gravelpave2 down.
Gravel-Porous Pavement was installed to prevent further erosion at the John Weeks Footbridge, Cambridge, Massachusetts, using Gravelpave2.
Compacting the Base course prior to placing the Porous Paving Mats – Gravelpave2.
Permeable Pavement was installed to prevent further erosion at the John Weeks Footbridge in Cambridge, Massachusetts, using Gravelpave2.
Students fill the ring and grid Gravelpave2 system with the aggregate.
A Permeable-Erosion-Control System was installed to prevent further erosion at the John Weeks Footbridge in Cambridge, Massachusetts, using Gravelpave2.
Erosion, prior to installation. The erosion was the main reason students chose Gravelpave2 to test.
The design detail for the project.