PROJECT : Longfellow Bridge Wetland


Longfellow Bridge Wetland

  • CATEGORY : Municipal, Phytotechnologies
  • LOCATION : Boston
  • DATE : Ongoing

Offshoots and Roux Associates were hired to create a highly aesthetic sedimentation management and constructed wetlands system that fits with the pastoral esplanade park context.



In looking to reduced phosphorus loading in the Charles River Watershed, MassDOT sought out a wetlands systems specialist to design a vegetated stormwater management system at the Longfellow Bridge in Boston.  Offshoots and Roux Associates were hired to create a highly aesthetic sedimentation management and constructed wetlands system that fits with the pastoral esplanade park context.  The project includes signage that describes how the system functions to remove not only phosphorus but heavy metals and other nutrients found in the bridge’s stormwater runoff.  Since this project is highly visible and is a preliminary test for the effectiveness of natural treatment systems for Mass DOT, the contract includes ongoing monitoring and will serve as a model for future green infrastructure roadway improvements.

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