11th Street Bridge Scenic Overlooks Under Construction

As construction of the 11th street local bridge progresses and new ramps continue to open, crews are also busy constructing pedestrian and other recreational amenities to the project expected to be complete in early July.  These additional bridge elements will add a touch of elegance and design to a major infrastructure project that is being constructed to be as beautiful as it is functional.  The two scenic overlooks extend out from the shared use pedestrian and bicycle path along the local 11th Street bridge on the downstream side of the Anacostia River.  The overlooks, which use the old bridges foundations,  extend 80 feet out over the river and feature a 10 feet-wide walkway ending in an round 20-feet wide overlook platform.  The overlooks will include benches and lighting and will provide breathtaking panoramic views of the Anacostia River from Poplar Point to the Washington Navy Yard and downstream to the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and the Washington Nationals Ballpark.  What a great place for cyclists and pedestrians to stop for a moment to take in some spectacular views!

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