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Project Overview

The Anacostia Avenue Bridge over Anacostia River Outlet is located approximately 100 feet north of Benning Road NE in Ward 7, and Kenilworth Terrace over Watts Branch is located between Deane Avenue NE and Jay Street NE in Ward 7. Both bridges are located adjacent to National Park Service (NPS) lands. The purpose of this study is to investigate alternatives for the repair and/or rehabilitation of the existing bridges to address structural deficiencies as well as improve pedestrian safety by widening the existing structures to accommodate improved sidewalks.

 

The Anacostia Avenue Bridge was constructed in 1984. It primarily provides access for trucks to a waste transfer station but is also used to access a maintenance depot operated by the National Park Service. The study alternatives include completing repairs to the existing structure; replacing the existing superstructure with a new wider superstructure supported on widened piers; and a third option that is similar to the second except that it that would replace additional foundation elements.

The Kenilworth Terrace Bridge was constructed in 1968, and then widened in 1978 to accommodate a narrow pedestrian sidewalk on one side only, constructed of timber. The bridge provides a key connection for the Kenilworth and Parkside neighborhoods. The study alternatives include completing repairs to the existing structure whilst widening the bridge by 15 feet; replacing the existing superstructure with a new wider superstructure that retains the existing abutments; and complete replacement of the bridge and abutments with a new wider bridge.

KEY DESIGN ELEMENTS

  • Address structural deficiencies

  • Improve pedestrian safety