This is the official website for the District Department of Transportation (DDOT)'s
H Street Bridge Project
Originally completed in 1977, the current structure – often called the Hopscotch Bridge – comprises a three-blocks-long stretch of roadway over the Union Station Rail Yard. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will design and construct the new H Street Bridge piers and deck.
Reconstruction of this bridge will enable private and public investment, the region’s most significant transportation hub. Today, the Hopscotch Bridge carries H Street NE over the railroad tracks behind Union Station. In order to make room for trains to pass below, the bridge rises high above H Street's normal elevation. Replacing the existing bridge will mean temporarily removing the streetcar stop atop the bridge.
DISTRICT RESIDENTS AND COMMUTERS will be impacted by this project. DDOT will engage with you to discuss how we cross this NEW bridge – together.
The project limits extend along H Street, NE from North Capitol Street to 3rd Street, NE. The majority of the work will take place between 1st and 2nd Streets, NE, where the bridge spans over the WMATA and AMTRAK tracks.
Project Area Map
Picture above displays the limits of the project, extend along H Street, NE from North Capitol Street to 3rd Street, NE.