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