Transforming old bridges into new civic spaces
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.
Where is the 11th Street Bridge Park?
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 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.
Monday, March 3, 2014This new site is a wonderful way to stay in touch with our latest news about the 11th Street Bridge Park – D.C.’s first elevated park over the Anacostia River. On bridgepark.org, you can follow the progress of our nation-wide design competition to be launched later this month, sign up for regular e-mail blasts, support our work by making a donation (thank you!), share our growing video library with friends and read regular musings via our blog (let me know if you’re interested in submitting any guest posts.)