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 450 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

  • Sunday, March 8, 2015

    Washington Post

    For years, the Anacostia River has been a physical, economic and cultural divide between the communities that reside on either side. But a big project is turning a decades-long vision of connecting Washington’s Southeast neighborhoods into a reality.
  • Sunday, December 28, 2014

    New York Times

    Turning a disused bridge into a public park could link some of the district’s tourist-oriented neighborhoods with Anacostia, one of its final frontiers in the march toward gentrification.
  • 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.