Welcome to the official H Street Bridge NE Replacement project website


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 above H Street’s normal elevation. Replacing the existing bridge will mean temporarily removing the streetcar stop atop the bridge but will include replacing it closer to the Union Station access with two sets of embedded tracks for smoother operations and more efficient travel.


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) hosted an outreach event on Thursday, October 13th,  from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm to help Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) learn more about the H Street Bridge Replacement Project and to meet with the four shortlisted design build teams that will be competing in a Request for Proposals for the design and construction of the project. This session was intended to provide DBE consultants and contractors with an opportunity to share their capability statements with the shortlisted design built teams and provide access to the information enable access to resources needed to expand their business.



DBE Supplier Outreach Event Slides: Presentation slides from the 2022 DBE Supplier Outreach Event

Public Notice of Procurement Action: Provides the names and contact information of the four shortlisted firms that are invited to participate in step two of the design build procurement.

H Street Bridge with streetcar


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has released the final Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the H Street Bridge NE Replacement (Hopscotch Bridge), between North Capitol Street and Third Street, NE, Washington, DC. The EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). FHWA has completed their review and concluded that the Project will not have a significant environmental effect.



Complete NEPA and Preliminary Engineering

Q4 2020


Issue Design-Build RFQ

Q2 2022


Anticipated Contract Award

Q4 2025


Project Completion