Yard’s Park Bridge – Diamond Teague Park

Client

Washington, D.C. Department of Transportation Deputy Mayor’s Office

Location

Intersection of First Street and Potomac Avenue, SE, in front of Nationals Park Anacostia River, Washington, D.C.

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • Construction of waterfront park linking the Washington Nationals’ baseball park to the Anacostia River, creating a continuous one-mile Riverwalk train publically accessible within the Capitol riverfront
  • Construction of pier, docks, boardwalks and park
  • Construction of 30’ wide by 374’ long decorative boardwalk, consisting of a timber and metal deck on a structural steel frame
  • Installation of concrete grade beams and 58 14-inch pre-stressed concrete piles to support boardwalk
  • Construction of the Yard’s Park Pedestrian Bridge, 20’ wide by 700’ long, connecting to existing historic pump house and Diamond Teague Park., Yard’s Park, and Nationals Park
  • Construction of aluminum gangways, attaching the main floating piers to the shoreline
  • Installation of decorative handrails, bridge decking, fire water lines, and floating plant islands
  • Project required 10 to 12 hour work shifts, 6 days a week until completion