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DDOT’s 11th Street Bridge Project Receives Excellence in Concrete Award

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DDOT’s 11th Street Bridge Project Receives Excellence in Concrete Award

Project Awarded Eight Times Since 2009

Washington, DC - The District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) 11th Street Bridge Project received its eighth award on May 29, an Award of Excellence in Concrete from the National Capitol Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.

The award was the seventh in two years and the eighth since 2009, when the 11th Street Bridge Project received its first award from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for its environmental impact statement, which FHWA said exceeded the agency’s standards.

“The DDOT team and our private partners exceeded the high expectations that were set for this ambitious project,” said Acting DDOT Director Matthew Brown. “These accolades prove that DDOT can not only successfully leverage the private sector to accomplish far-reaching projects, but can set the bar for excellence.” 

Below are the awards that the 11th Street Bridge Project has won since 2009:

Excellence in Environmental Streamlining - Federal Highway Administration

#1 on 2012 Top Bridges List - Roads and Bridges magazine

2013 Sustainability Award - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) / National Capital Section

Engineering Excellence Merit Award (11th Street Bridge Project – Phase 1) - American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) / Metropolitan Washington

Grand Outstanding Award for Design - ACEC / Maryland

Outstanding Civil Engineering Award - ASCE / National Capital Section

2014 PRIDE Awards, Education - American Road & Transportation Builders Association

Award of Excellence in Concrete - American Concrete Institute / National Capital Chapter

In 2009, DDOT began construction on the new 11th Street Bridge Project, the District’s first river bridge replacement in more than 40 years and the largest project in DDOT’s history.  The project created direct connections between the DC-295 (Anacostia Freeway) and I-695 (SE/SW Freeway), diverting traffic from local roads.  It also replaced the structurally-deficient spans and provides an enhanced emergency evacuation route.

The 11th Street Bridge Project is an integral piece in the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI), one of the most ambitious development plans in the history of the District. Spanning 30 years and comprising $10 billion worth of investment, the AWI pledges to restore and revitalize the Anacostia River. Led by the District of Columbia government the AWI vision is to reconnect to the river, so that widespread access to the Anacostia River and its new parks, recreational, cultural, residential and commercial centers is possible.

For more information about AWI and the 11th Street Bridge Replacement Project, visit the project's website.