H Street Bridge Project

Amtrak’s proposed rail reconfiguration plans, designed as part of the Station Expansion Project, will provide the general conditions under which the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will design and construct the new H Street Bridge piers and deck. The new bridge design will need to meet the demands of the current and future multimodal transportation network around the station, including: buses, streetcars, passenger and rideshare vehicles, taxis, and pedestrians. In addition, the new bridge will need to accommodate access to Union Station, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and meet current and future urban design needs.

On September 16, 2021, DDOT released the environmental assessment (EA) for the H Street Bridge Project. The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The public comment period will end on October 15, 2021.