On September 7, 2013, the District came together as “One City” to celebrate the opening of the 11th Street Local Bridge.
The local 11th Street Bridge Celebration: Bridging Communities “One City” is scheduled for Sept 7, 2013. This citywide event commemorates the milestone opening of the local 11th Street bridge. The bridge proudly welcomes vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians alike. TB&A is responsible for developing the theme, producing the event, community outreach, marketing and PR.
A FREE Event for the Entire Family: Entertaining, Informative and Fun!
– Local Politicians and Community Leaders
– Government and Community Table Top Exhibitors
– Disc Jockey
– Bike Associations
– Walking Clubs
– Frederick Douglass Character
– DC Fire Spray
Congratulations to the latest graduates of the 11th Street Bridge Construction Management Training Program. Family, friends and members of the community showed their support by clapping as each graduate’s named was called and presented with certificates of completion. Cheering erupted when several of the students were asked to stand and surprised with job offers! Special thanks goes out to the members of DDOT, the 11th Street Bridge Project Management Team, HNTB and Skanska/Facchina, JV who gave an overview of the program and acknowledged the trainers, volunteers and advisors who worked tirelessly to make the training program a success.
From left to right: Alvin Turner, Session 1; Ali Sparrow, Session 1; Penny Smothers, Session 1; Keith Jones, Pilot Session; Malachi Yisreal, Pilot Session; Randolph Diggs, Session 1; Isaac Livingston-El,Session 1
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!