Where is 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
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.
Keep Up to Date
Tuesday, March 11, 2014Washington, D.C.—Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC in collaboration with the D.C. Office of Planning launches a nation-wide design competition to create the 11th Street Bridge Park, transforming an old freeway bridge into a new civic space over the Anacostia River.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 6:30pmJoin 11th Street Bridge Park Director Scott Kratz and Autumn Saxon-Ross, Project Director of Place Matters at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies for a discussion about the intersection of place and health. Following brief presentations, participants will help brainstorm ways to make the future 11th Street Bridge Park a safe and healthy place for active recreation.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
NEXT CITYFunny things can happen when you’re waiting for Jan Gehl. Two-and-a-half years ago, Scott Kratz, then vice president for education at the National Building Museum, invited Harriet Tregoning, then the District of Columbia’s chief city planner, to meet the Danish architect and urbanist.