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RFQ: 11th Street Bridge Park Design Competition, Washington, DC

Date: 3/21/2014 - 4/22/2014

Type: RFPs / RFQs

Location(s): District of Columbia


As the old 11th Street river bridges that connect the Capitol Hill and historic Anacostia neighborhoods are being replaced, the District of Columbia government and THEARC will transform the aged infrastructure into the city’s first elevated park. Seeking the best and brightest landscape architects and architects from across the nation, 11th Street Bridge Park Design Competition will turn this formerly divisive element into a new venue for healthy recreation, environmental education, and the arts.

The 11th Street Bridge Park will span the capital’s cityscape and include outdoor performance spaces, playgrounds, fruit orchards, classrooms to teach students about river systems and, even kayaks and paddle boats. The 11th Street Bridge Park promises to be a place unlike any other in Washington, D.C. – one that supports the community’s physical, environmental, and economic health. Bound by the Washington Navy Yard on one side and the National Park Service’s Anacostia Park on the other, the Bridge Park will be a destination for some, a pedestrian or bicycle route for others, and an iconic symbol across the Anacostia River.

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