11th Street Bridge Park Competition

May 29, 2014

Washington, D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge Park competition, currently underway, has selected four finalists. These four teams will each receive a $25,000 stipend to develop designs, due September 9, 2014. A public design exhibition will be held from September 24-October 11, with the winning design selected on October 15. The international competition was launched in March of this year by a D.C.-based nonprofit organization entitled Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus) in conjunction with Washington, D.C.’s Office of Planning. The 11th Street Bridge Park aims to re-cast an existing bridge as a park that spans the Anacostia River. Although the former vehicular bridge is being replaced, city planners saw an opportunity to build a new civic space atop the remaining piers of the old bridge. Using this infrastructure, invited teams would be able to build a bridge roughly 1,000 feet long and approximately 120 feet wide. (Architect)

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