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 over 600 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 have been incorporated into our amazing design by OMA+OLIN.

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


Keep Up to Date

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015 -
    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Join us as we celebrate a stunning 55 foot mural created by local teens under the direction of international artist Max Frieder. Over two weeks, these talented artists from Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School and ArtReach at THEARC collaborated to paint remarkable artwork exploring what makes a healthy city, community and neighborhood. 
  • Monday, July 13, 2015

    11th Street Bridge Park and Washington Performing Arts have received an award of $250,000 from ArtPlace America, to support community-driven East of the River arts programming and the continued work of transforming an old freeway into a new civic space over the Anacostia River.
  • Sunday, December 28, 2014

    New York Times