Case Study: Fairchild Avenue Bridge

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Case Study Overview

Project: Fairchild Avenue Bridge
Location: Kent, OH, United States
Project Type: Shoreline Reinforcement
Application: River Slope Repair and Protection
Product Used: ARMORMAX® 75

Photo showing storm-related erosion of the riverbank, threatening the bridge project.

Problem

The city of Kent, OH decided to construct a new bridge connecting Fairchild Avenute to Walter Street across the Cuyahoga River as traffic on the Crain Avenue bridge was becoming too much to bear. During the construction of the new bridge, significant storm-related flows through the Cuyahoga River caused the riverbank to start eroding, threatening the bridge project. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) needed a quick solution to continue construction. They wanted a product that would stabilize the eroding bank while also minimizing the need for costly riprap.

Solution

ARMORMAX® 75 Engineered Earth Armoring Solution™ was incorporated into the design to prevent further erosion and promote vegetation to enhance the streetscape element of the project. ARMORMAX® was used to repair current damage as well as protect rom further erosion.

Photo showing ARMORMAX installation along the riverbank to repair the current damage and protect from further erosion..
Photo showing vegetation established rapidly above the newly stabilized bank.

Solution

 

Photo showing completion of project with ARMORMAX 75 and fully vegetated installation.

Performance

The system was quickly deployed for immediate protection and vegetation was established rapidly above the now stabilized bank. The ARMORMAX® 75 solution withstands hydraulic stresses including high water flows and wave impact while promoting sustainable aquatic habitats with aesthetic enhancement.


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