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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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Keep Up to Date

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:00am to Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 5:00pm

    Four design teams have been shortlisted as part of our nationwide design competition.The four teams, made up of landscape architects, architects and structural engineers, are working to create unique design solutions including renderings and plans.The teams are:Balmori Associates / Cooper, Robertson & PartnersOLIN / OMAStoss Landscape Urbanism / Höweler + Yoon Architecture Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) / NEXT Architects / Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Washington Post

    Standing on the edge of the Anacostia River, with the disused piers of the old 11th Street Bridge in front of him, Scott Kratz says he doesn’t yet know what the four design teams will propose for a new urban park on the site.
  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Architect Magazine

    Washington, D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge Park competition, currently underway, selected four finalists today. These four teams will each receive a $25,000 stipend to develop designs, due September 9, 2014.