Progress on the New 11th Street Bridges / Photo Gallery
October 10, 2011

     
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A stitched-together panorama of the 11th Street Bridges project, as seen from the new southbound 295 flyover bridge. See the enlarged image to get a closer look.
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Looking westward at the bridges construction. On the left is the new 11th Street Local bridge, which when it opens in the fall of 2012 will move two-way traffic between old town Anacostia and 11th Street SE next to the Navy Yard. To the right are the two new freeway bridges, inbound and outbound, which will connect the Southeast Freeway to DC 295, and which are expected to open by the end of 2011. In the middle is the new ramp that will take traffic from the outbound bridge toward northbound DC 295, a connection that doesn't exist with the current bridge configuration.
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A close-up look at the 11th Street Local Bridge, which will have wide pedestrian/cycling paths in addition to four lanes for vehicles. (This is the bridge that streetcars will run on, if the city's plans are ever implemented.)
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The two freeway bridges, and the new ramp that will take outbound traffic to the northbound DC 295 freeway. At right is the existing inbound 11th Street Bridge. You can also see, at the spot where the barrels are just beyond the girders, where a ramp from southbound 295 to the inbound freeway bridge will be built, though it must wait for the existing inbound bridge to be closed.
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A close-up of the new outbound ramp, which kind of has to wait until the old inbound bridge stops being used before it can be fully constructed.
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On the west side of the river, work is underway to construct a new ramp (at right) from M Street SE to the outbound freeway bridge and to demolish some of the existing embankment. At left is the Navy Yard and also 11th Street, which will become a two-way street with traffic coming on and off the new 11th Street Local bridge.
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Looking at the structural steel of the new 11th Street Local bridge, under construction just upriver of the existing outbound bridge at right.
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The outbound approach of the 11th Street Local Bridge can't be fully constructed until portions of the existing outbound bridge are demolished, so for now this is the westbound end of the new bridge. At rear is the embankment of the new outbound freeway bridge.
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On the east side of the construction, at DC 295, part of a new ramp for the local connection has already been completed (bottom right), though this photo is really more notable for the new east of the river Circulator bus seen on the rear ramp.
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The new bridge that will cross DC 295 and connect to Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. is partially completed, with the rebar visible on its right side in preparation for the second half of construction. The girders for the approach to MLK and downtown Anacostia are also visible at rear.
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At Anacostia Park, shown merely because it cracks me up.
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Standing under the new freeway bridges (right) and northbound connector ramp girders (left) in Anacostia Park. The 11th Street Local bridge is visible at far left.
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Under the new freeway bridges on the west side of the Anacostia River, where the Anacostia Community Boathouse used to stand. And no, the bridges aren't going to be painted red, that's primer.
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The spot at O Street SE just east of the Navy Yard where the new 11th Street Local Bridge reaches street level. This can't be completed until the old outbound ramps seen at rear are demolished.
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The 11th Street Local Bridge girders.
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Looking upriver at where the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail will run beneath the new bridges, with the local bridge in the foreground and the freeway bridges at rear. There will also be a small park/plaza area near this location, as you can see in these DDOT slides.
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Blue skies through the local bridge's girders. You can also see the embankment where it is beginning its rise to cross the river.
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The freeway bridges, as seen from the old Anacostia Community Boathouse spot on the west bank of the Anacostia.
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The very large embankment for the freeway bridges as they cross onto the west bank of the river.
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The new freeway bridges crossing O Street, SE, just east of the Navy Yard.
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Farther north and west from the river, there is additional project work underway. This pier, on the east side of 11th Street, shows where the new inbound freeway bridge will turn toward where it will merge with the existing Southeast Freeway. And, to the right, where the gravel pile and construction work is visible, is where traffic coming along the old freeway route from Pennsylvania Avenue and RFK will rise up to a new signalized intersection at 11th Street, with the option to continue straight onto a new ramp to access the Southeast Freeway, or turn on 11th.
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The piers for the new inbound freeway traffic at the point where it begins its westward bend to meet up with the Southeast Freeway.
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Looking back toward Pennsylvania Avenue and RFK on the old below-grade access road to the Southeast Freeway, beneath 11th Street. These concrete towers, which will hold sewer/infrastructure stuff and will be topped with manholes, show how the new ramp will rise to meet 11th Street.
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Event Galleries:

  • 11/03/14: First Look Inside Harris Teeter
  • 09/18/14: First Look Inside VIDA Fitness
  • 06/09/14: Touring the Under-Construction Park Chelsea
  • 06/02/14: First Look Inside Twelve12
  • 03/05/14: Groundbreaking for the Lofts at Capitol Quarter
  • 12/16/13: A Sneak Peek Inside Agua 301
  • 11/11/13: A Smattering of Progress Photos
  • 11/10/13: Inside Bluejacket Brewery at the Boilermaker Shops
  • 05/26/13: Random Photos from a Gorgeous Day
  • 05/26/13: 11th Street Local Bridge/Riverwalk Landing Progress
  • 05/26/13: Freeway Flyover Demolition/Southeast Blvd. Construction
  • 03/28/13: Inside Gordon Biersch
  • 01/27/13: 11th Street Bridges Project Progress Photos
  • 11/16/12: Canal Park Opening Day
  • 11/16/12: Canal Park Opening Day - Speeches and Ice Rink Ribbon Cutting
  • 11/16/12: Canal Park Opening Night
  • 09/14/12: A Trip Around the 11th Street Bridges Project
  • 09/06/12: Boilermaker Shops Interiors
  • 07/30/12: Canal Park Progress Photos from Above and Inside
  • 06/26/12: Inside the Trash Transfer Station: Exteriors
  • 06/26/12: Inside the Trash Transfer Station: Interiors
  • 05/19/12: Changes Along 11th Street SE
  • 04/11/12: Fairgrounds Interior Shots
  • 04/03/12: Fairgrounds Exterior Shots
  • 01/25/12: Foundry Lofts Nearly Finished
  • 01/08/12: Early 2012 11th Street Bridges Project Photos
  • 01/08/12: Random Images From Along and Across the Anacostia River
  • 12/22/11: Lot 38 Espresso Grand Opening (+1 Day)
  • 11/25/11: Yards/Teague Connector Bridge Sunny Day Reshoot
  • 11/22/11: Yards/Teague Connector Bridge Opening
  • 11/01/11: Foundry Lofts Construction Progress
  • 10/10/11: Progress on the New 11th Street Bridges
  • 10/07/11: New Southbound DC 295 Flyover Bridge
  • 04/30/11: A Few Shots Worth Capturing
  • 04/23/11: Little Updates from the Yards Park
  • 02/15/11: Kick-Off to Renovation of 225 Virginia/200 I
  • 10/16/10: Early Fall Late Afternoon at the Yards Park
  • 09/24/10: Nighttime at the Yards Park
  • 09/07/10: Yards Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • 08/31/10: Canal Park Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • 08/27/10: Yards Park Near Completion
  • 05/25/10: Yards Park Construction Progress
  • 04/10/10: An Early Spring Boat Cruise on the Anacostia
  • 03/01/10: Yards Park Construction Photos
  • 02/25/10: Trapeze School Pre-Opening
  • 02/07/10: Blizzard of 2010
  • 10/11/09: The Chair on the Fence
  • 09/29/09: Assorted River and Ballpark Photos at the End of the Second Season
  • 08/27/09: Diamond Teague Park and Piers
  • 08/26/09: Capitol Quarter Ribbon Cutting
  • 05/29/09: Artomatic 2009 Kickoff
  • 05/28/09: Groundbreaking for the Park at the Yards
  • 11/15/08: Second Anacostia Waterfront Community Information Fair
  • 10/29/08: Announcement of Public-Private Partnership for the Waterfront Park at The Yards
  • 08/23/08: Anacostia Community Boathouse Youth River Sports Day
  • 03/12/08: Frederick Douglass Bridge Rededication
  • 10/03/07: Groundbreaking at the Yards
  • 10/22/07: Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District Kickoff Ceremony
  • 07/06/07: JPI/Capitol Yards Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • 06/26/07: Capitol Quarter Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • Ballpark Event Photo Galleries:

    2014:

  • 09/28/14: Wandering the Ballpark on the Last Day of the 2014 Regular Season
  • 2012:

  • 04/12/12: Nationals 2012 Home Opener/Opening Ceremonies
  • 04/12/12: 2012 Nationals Home Opener
  • 03/26/12: The *Other* Nats Park (Spring Training 2012)
  • 03/26/12: Nats vs. Astros at Spring Training
  • 2011:

  • 06/14/11: An Evening at Nats Park
  • 06/13/11: First Look at New Nationals Park Concessions
  • 03/31/11: 2011 Opening Day at Nationals Park
  • 03/30/11: 2011 NatsFest
  • 2010:

  • 12/11/10: New Baseball Art on Stadium Garages
  • 09/23/10: A Stan Kasten Photo Gallery
  • 04/05/10: President Obama Throws Out the First Pitch at Nationals Park
  • 04/05/10: Opening Day 2010 at Nationals Park
  • 03/31/10: Pre-Opening Day Ballpark Media Tour
  • 2009:

  • 09/29/09: Assorted River and Ballpark Photos at the End of the Second Season
  • 07/09/09: Preparations for Elton John and Billy Joel
  • 05/15/09: Opening Night at the Bullpen Beer Garden
  • 04/13/09: 2009 Opening Day at Nationals Park
  • 04/03/09: What's New at Nationals Park 2009
  • 02/13/09: Diamond Teague Park Groundbreaking
  • 01/25/09: 2009 NatsFest
  • 2008:

  • 06/05/08: Nighttime at Nationals Park (Outside and Inside)
  • 05/06/08: A Visit to the Nationals Park Infield
  • 05/04/08: Nationals Park in Early May (Including Kids Running the Bases)
  • Scenes from the Inaugural Season at Nationals Park
  • 04/12/08: Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Neighborhood Initiative Announcement
  • 03/30/08: Opening Night at Nationals Park - Before the Game
  • 03/29/08: First Major League Exhibition Game at Nationals Park--Part Three (Around the Ballpark)
  • 03/29/08: First Major League Exhibition Game at Nationals Park--Part Two (Pre-Game Ceremonies)
  • 03/29/08: First Major League Exhibition Game at Nationals Park--Part One (Arrival/Batting Practice)
  • 03/28/08: First Batting Practice at Nationals Park
  • 03/27/08: Nationals First Visit to Completed Nationals Park
  • 03/27/08: Media Tour--Strike Zone and Concession Photos
  • 03/27/08: Media Tour--Interior Photos
  • 03/22/08: First Ballgame at Nationals Park (GW vs. St. Joseph's) - Part Two
  • 03/22/08: First Ballgame at Nationals Park (GW vs. St. Joseph's) - Part One
  • 03/19/08: Nighttime Visit to the Ballpark
  • 03/19/08: Stan Kasten Rides the Metro to Nationals Park
  • 03/06/08: Nationals Ballpark Cherry Blossom Tree Planting
  • 03/04/08: Nationals Ballpark Home Plate Installation and Video Board Unveiling
  • 2007:

  • 11/13/07: Nationals Ballpark Construction Media Tour - Unveiling of the Turf
  • 09/01/07: A Visit to Nationals Park
  • 07/11/07: Nationals Ballpark Topping Out
  • 03/26/07: Nationals Ballpark Construction Media Tour
  • 2006:

  • 10/11/06: Nationals Ballpark Construction Media Tour
  • 05/04/06: Nationals Ballpark Ceremonial Groundbreaking



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