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Will This DC Bridge Become a Park?

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - 11:03 AM

An illustration for a park proposed for Washington's old 11th Street Bridge. If realized, the park would span the Anacostia River, linking the Capitol Hill neighborhood with lower-income Anacostia. (Ed Estes/Courtesy of D.C. Office of Planning)

A plan to turn DC's old 11th Street Bridge into a pedestrian park is gaining traction. "What we're proposing to do is to transform this old freeway into a place of active recreation," says one supporter. The city of D.C. and some locals are on board with the idea, but worries about gentrification -- and how to pay for the project -- are hurdles that must be dealt with.

Read more -- and hear the story -- at NPR.

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Comments [1]

Jamie

This sounds like such a sociable way to keep an older bridge useful and part of the local community. Maintaining the structure MUST be part of the planning, funding, and estimated budget, however.

Sep. 05 2012 12:48 PM

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