Client: Subcontractor to AECOM
In downtown Philadelphia, construction of a pedestrian bridge was planned over the CSX Railroad tracks along the Schuylkill River, but the plans raised concerns about the disturbance of potentially historic wharves. It was determined that historical research and interpretive panels detailing the sites unique past would provide a meaningful alternative to more intrusive forms of research and documentation. Working closely with various consulting parties including the Fairmount Park Commission, A.D. Marble & Company Communications provided design and historical research services to create two interpretive panels to be displayed on and near the bridge. These panels educate visitors about historical industries along the river. The signs were designed according to guidelines established by the Fairmount Park Commission to create a unified series of interpretive panels throughout the city.