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District Department of Transportation

Parkside Pedestrian Bridge

About the Project

The Parkside Pedestrian Bridge will provide safe, well-lit, ADA accessible pedestrian travel between neighborhoods and a local Metrorail station now separated by DC 295 and two sets of railroad tracks just north of the Benning Road interchange. Specifically, the bridge will more directly and safely connect the Mayfair neighborhood and Parkside development to its west with the Minnesota Avenue Metrorail and Bus Transfer Stations, and the Deanwood Community to its east.

The bridge will be 400-feet-long with three spans and arches at each end. A mesh screen will enclose the sides of the bridge. The bridge will also include sustainable design features, such as a weathering-steel truss with a natural brown patina, a metal roof, and a low maintenance deck.

Pedestrian Bridge Access

On the west, or Kenilworth Terrace side, the bridge will touch down on public property but travel through the private property of the Parkside development with stairs and a roughly 350-foot-long disabilities-accessible ramp.

On the east, or Minnesota Avenue side, it will touch down and travel through both public and Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) property with stairs and a nearly 350-foot long disabilities-accessible ramp.

Project Status

The project began in April 2020 and isexpected to be completed by Winter 2021. The project scope of work includes paving and grading, retaining walls, drainage, lighting, western and eastern ramps, pedestrian railing, and other extensive improvements.

Key Project Elements

Provides direct connection between both sides of Metrorail station with improved connectivity to the Government Center site and bus bays.

Provides better visibility, enhances safety, and creates a sense of arrival on both sides of the bridge.

For More Information Please Contact:

Dante Lius,  [email protected]