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CBS News Reports on the 11th Street Bridge Park!

The 11th Street Bridge Park was featured on CBS News' SmartPlanet website. Titled "Want an Old Bridge? Many Cities Say Yes", the journalist used our project to describe the re-purposing of aged infrastructure into new civic spaces.

11th Street Bridge Park on Kojo Nnamdi!

On Thursday, January 30, 11th Street Bridge Park Director Scott Kratz sat down with Kojo Nnamdi and Washington Post columnist Roger Lewis to talk about the importance of civic space in the nation's capital. Scott joins the conversation around minute 19.

11th Street Bridge Park on the Front Page of the Washington Post!

A reporter from the Washington Post joined us for a series of community meetings. Here is the article that she wrote, which first appeared on the cover of the Washington Post's Metro Section on December 26.

Washington Post reports on 11th Street Bridge Park Community Design Meetings

Washington Post journalists attended our December 7 community design meetings helping prioritize programming ideas for this new civic space over the Anacostia River. Read all about it here!

Community Meets to Shape Future 11th Street Bridge Park!

On Saturday, December 7, over 100 champions of the 11th Street Bridge Park joined us to help prioritize programming ideas collected in over 160 community meetings to date.

We held two meetings - a morning session at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church (a HUGE thanks to Bishop Hudson for hosting us!) and an afternoon session by the Navy Yard. (a HUGE thanks to David Garber for securing the space!) 

Engaging technology into a future 11th Street Bridge Park

On November 5, 2013 we invited residents from across the D.C. region to help us brainstorm how to incorporate technology into the 11th Street Bridge Park and help realize our four key goals for the project. Over 50 folks answered the call and came up with inspired ideas!

We would like to thank PEPCO for generously hosting the event at the PEPCO Edison Gallery.

Here is what these bright participants suggested for each of our project goals:

GOAL: Create a healthy community by establishing a safe place for recreation

11th Street Bridge Park Seeks Additional Community Feedback

On Saturday, December 7, we invite you to participate in a community design meeting to help shape the 11th Street Bridge Park! We'll have a morning session from 8 am - noon at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church located at 2616 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE. To RSVP, click here: https://dcbridgepark1.eventbrite.com.

Anacostia River Shapes Up As A Fitness Destination

We envision the 11tth Street Bridge Park as a driver of bustling activity on the Anacostia River. The Washington Post thinks so too in this engaging article.

Virginia Tech Graduate Students Study 11th Street Bridge Park - Final Reports

This report represents the work of students enrolled in the Planning Studio of the Masters in Urban and Regional Planning program at Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region campus.  Working closely with 11th Street Bridge Park Project Director, Scott Kratz, students spent the spring semester of 2013 conducting an in depth study designed to inform the process of transforming the obsolete 11th Street Bridge into DC’s first elevated park.

The studio team produced a set of three independent but related reports: