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OMA wins 11th St. Bridge Park Competiton

International architecture OMA recently won the competition for the 11th Street Bridge Park — the Anacostia Crossing — in Washington D.C. Described as a place of exchange; the park at Anacostia Crossing will connect two historically disparate sides of the river with a series of outdoor programmed spaces and active zones that will provide an engaging place hovering above, yet anchored in, the Anacostia River. To create this place — more destination than elevated thoroughfare — OMa designed the bridge park as a clear moment of intersection where two sides of the river converge and coexist. Anacostia Crossing will offer layered programs, presenting a new neighborhood park, an after-hours destination for the nearby workforce, a retreat for residents and a territory for tourists to explore. Paths from each side of the river operate as springboards — sloped ramps that elevate visitors to maximized look out points to landmarks in either direction. Extending over the river, the Anacostia paths join to form a loop, embracing the path from the Navy Yard side and linking the opposing …