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.

Get Involved!

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

 

Keep Up to Date

  • Monday, November 3, 2014

    Here & Now

  • Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    The 11th Street Bridge Park, Washington DC’s first elevated park over the Anacostia River, took another step toward reality with the recent selection of a winning design by OMA and OLIN. Jason Long, partner-in-charge at OMA; Hallie Boyce, ASLA, partner at OLIN;  Scott Kratz, director, 11th Street Bridge Project; and David W. Smith, executive director, The Pearl Coalition, discuss the project, community involvment, and the plans to create an engaging civic space. 
  • 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.