OMA + OLIN Design Selected for the 11th Street Bridge Park!

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Where is the 11th Street Bridge Park?

Location of the 11th Street Bridge Park

The 11th Street Bridge Park will be built on the original pillars of the old road bridge crossing the Anacostia river between wards 6, 7, and 8.

 

Transforming old bridges into new civic spaces

The 11th Street Bridge Park will reuse the old bridge piers and span between wards 6, 7 and 8.

We have had nearly 200 meetings with nearby community residents, business owners and government leaders soliciting programming ideas. The community has asked for: an environmental education center, performance spaces, public art that tells the rich history of the region, inclusive play spaces, urban agriculture, and kayak & canoe launches. All of these ideas will be incorporated into the nationwide design competition.

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To make the park a reality, we need your help.

 

Keep Up to Date

  • Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00am to Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 5:00pm

    After a seven-month nationwide competition, we are thrilled to announce that OMA + OLIN design was unanimously selected by the competition jury. The design team was asked to transform an aged-out freeway bridge into a one of a kind new civic space over the Anacostia River.See the vision for this new civic space in an exhibition located in THEARC's ArtReach Gallery through November 18.
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014

    The Washington Post

    A pair of architectural firms from the Netherlands and Philadelphia are the winners of a frenzied competition to design a $40 million park that would traverse the Anacostia River and could help unite the communities on its banks.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    The 11th Street Bridge Park is thrilled to announce the selection of OMA + OLIN as the selected design team for Washington D.C.’s first elevated park over the Anacostia River.