9th Street Bridge

Bridges & Highways

Washington, DC
2008

This bridge replacement project focuses on building a safer, more functional bridge with a patriotic theme appropriate for this gateway bridge into Washington, D.C. For commuters walking or biking across the bridge, stars run along the parapet walls, decorative iron fencing lines the bridge, and brick medians offer safer travel between lanes of traffic. Bronze eagles perch atop the entry columns as travelers drive under or across the bridge. More stars accentuate the parapet as drivers pass under the bridge.