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Qualified firms are challenged to convert an existing freeway bridge spanning the Anacostia River in Southeast D.C. into an elevated park that unites the neighborhoods of Capitol Hill and Anacostia. The project aims to re-engage District residents with the riverfront, offer new civic space that fosters play and health, and provide environmental education. The 11th Street Bridge Park is estimated to cost $25 million to complete, with the earliest projected opening date in 2017 or 2018. The park’s backers also anticipate raising a $10 million endowment to support park programming, operations, and maintenance.
Given the unique nature of this project and its location in the nation’s capital, there has been tremendous interest from the country’s most innovative designers. Later this spring, the top four concepts will be shared with community members for feedback. The final design will be selected in fall.
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