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Project Profile: Eleventh Street Bridge Project

Eleventh Street Bridge Project - Washington, D.C.

photo credit: District Department of Transportation


Washington, DC

Project Sponsor / Borrower

District Department of Transportation (DDOT)

Program Areas

Project FinanceValue Capture




The Eleventh Street Bridge Project replaced the existing twin bridges that carry I-295 over the Anacostia River in the southeast quadrant of the District of Columbia. Three new bridges were constructed and improvements were made to the interchanges at both ends, including adding missing movements to and from the north onto the Anacostia Freeway (I-295/DC 295).

The two-phase project has:

  • Improved mobility by providing separate freeway and local traffic connections to both directions of DC 295, the Southeast-Southwest Freeway (I-295/I-395), and local streets on both sides of the river
  • Provided a shared bicycle and pedestrian path, as well as rails to allow future streetcar connections
  • Replaced functionally deficient and structurally obsolete bridges
  • Provided additional evacuation routes from the nation's capital
  • Included new trail connections, improved drainage, and other environmental investments

Phase 1 included the three bridges and most of the amenities described above. Phase 2 further improved the connection between the Southeast-Southwest Freeway and Virginia Ave. SE with the new outbound 11th Street Freeway Bridge.


Phase 1 project cost - $309.2 million

  • Design-build contract - $261 million

Phase 2 project cost - $90 million

Funding Sources

Phase 1

Federal Funds

  • Federal program funds - $90.6 million
  • Federal earmarks - $17.6 million
  • GARVEE bonds - $80 million

Local Funds

  • General obligation bonds - $85.1 million
  • District parking tax - $28 million
  • Right-of-way fees - $3.7 million

Private Funds

  • CSX Rail contribution - $4.2 million
Project Delivery / Contract Method


Private Partner

Design-builder - Skanska/Facchina

Project Advisors / Consultants

Phoenix Capital Partners, LLP - Financial Advisor
Public Resources Advisory Group - Financial Advisor
Bryant Miller Olive P.C. - Bond Counsel
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP - Disclosure Counsel



Duration / Status

Phase 1 construction began December 2009 and was completed in July 2013.

Phase 2 construction started in July 2012 and was completed in September 2015.

Financial Status


  • Largest project ever constructed by DDOT and first river bridge replacement in the District in more than 40 years
  • DDOT used a form of tapered match that credits the department with $63.6 million in local dollar expenditures incurred after authorization of the project but prior to the issuance of the GARVEE bonds. In this manner, full repayment of the GARVEE bonds over 15 years will come from future Federal-aid revenues without the need for a payment-by-payment local match.
Related Links / Articles

DDOT Project Website
FHWA Office of Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty Case Study


Brandon Cooper
Public Information Specialist
Anacostia River Waterfront
Tel: (202) 741-8528

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