11th Street Bridge
After a seven month nationwide competition, the winning design for a planned park on the old 11th Street Bridge that connected D.C.’s Capitol Hill and Anacostia neighborhoods has been chosen.
What used to be a bridge over the Anacostia River could soon be a park.
The best part of the weekend may come Friday morning for thousands of commuters as a third lane is added for traffic coming off the 11th Street Bridge and onto the Southeast-Southwest Freeway.
Five bridges in the nation’s capital, including the heavily traveled Frederick Douglass Bridge over the Anacostia River, are categorized by federal highway officials as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient,” but District of Columbia officials say they’ve already fixed one and replaced another.
Authorities have retrieved the body of adult male from the Anacostia River near the 11th Street Bridge in Washington.