Columbus Ave. Pedestrian and Bike Detour at EXP

Pedestrian overhead protection will be installed along Columbus Ave. (in front of the EXP site) from 4/15/21 – 4/23/21. During this time, NUPD will detour pedestrians and bikes as required.

Pedestrian Bridge Achieves Envision Bronze Award

 

The ISEC Pedestrian Bridge (PedX) completed in 2019, achieved an Envision Bronze award for sustainable infrastructure.  The bridge, spanning 132 feet, enhanced and restored public space along Columbus Avenue, connecting the two ends of campus (as well as the Roxbury and Fenway neighborhoods of Boston) allowing the campus community safe passage over the railroad tracks.

 

Envision, managed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), is a framework that provides a system of criteria and performance objectives to identify sustainability and resilience in infrastructure.  This approach encourages sustainable choices within the planning, design and construction stages. 

 

View the Envision Bronze Award Article

 

05/31/19 – BOSTON, MA. – The new pedestrian bridge at Northeastern. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

 

In April 2020, the ISEC Pedestrian Bridge achieved an Envision Bronze award.  To achieve this status, many sustainable factors were considered in the planning and design of the bridge such as its automated energy efficient light fixtures with zoned system to both reduce energy usage while minimizing light pollution.  The bridge also maximized the use of durable materials with recycled content utilizing a specialty steel made from recycled content designed to rust in a deliberate fashion, which over time, will form a protective corrosion-resistant surface layer, extending the durability and useful life of the bridge.

 

05/31/19 – BOSTON, MA. – The new pedestrian bridge at Northeastern. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

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