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.


Environmental Assessment Releases for Public Comment

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have released for public comment the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the H Street Bridge NE Replacement. The purpose of the Project is to replace the H Street Bridge NE (Hopscotch Bridge) between North Capitol Street and Third Street, NE, Washington, DC, to best match its current configuration and operations for pedestrian, vehicle, bus, and streetcar transit while not precluding the needs of adjacent planned projects. The bridge is proposed to be replaced to address deficiencies in the bridge deck, bridge superstructure, and bridge substructure.

The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and evaluates the proposed replacement and documents alternatives considered, their potential impacts and strategies to mitigate them.

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Complete NEPA & Preliminary Engineering
Q4 2020

Issue Design-Build
Q2 2021

Anticipated Contract Award
Q2 2022