ECA Art News Briefs

11th Street Arts and Recreation Bridge Timeline Announced

As the old 11th Street river bridges that connect Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill and historic Anacostia neighborhoods are being replaced, the District government and a local nonprofit organization, Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC, will transform the aged infrastructure into the city’s first elevated park: a new venue for healthy recreation, environmental education and the arts.

The community behind the 11th Street Bridge Park has four goals:

  • Create a healthy community by establishing a safe place for residents to exercise and play
  • Connect the community with the Anacostia River – an incredible and irreplaceable natural resource
  • Reconnect the historic neighborhoods of Anacostia and Capitol Hill
  • Generate new jobs and economic activity