An Imagined Pedestrian Bridge Connecting DC to Roosevelt Island

by Lark Turner

An Imagined Pedestrian Bridge Connecting DC to Roosevelt Island: Figure 1
Rendering courtesy Gensler.

A project from architecture and design firm Gensler that reimagined the Georgetown waterfront included this eye-catching rendering that UrbanTurf thinks would make a good addition to a hypothetical “Georgetown 2050” campaign.

The rendering was created in response to a design challenge from Washingtonian to consider what the city might look like in 35 years. UrbanTurf’s favorite idea was this one from Gensler.

The bridge would connect Roosevelt Island to the District and could be used by both pedestrians and cyclists. It would be accessible from the tail end of Wisconsin Avenue where and extend from Georgetown Waterfront Park. The island is currently only accessible from the Virginia side.

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/gensler_imagines_a_pedestrian_bridge_connecting_dc_to_roosevelt_island/9756


  1. Bellevue said at 8:05 pm on Monday April 13, 2015:
    This is a great idea and it would be awesome if an 11th street bridge-type area was connected to the bridge as well, which continues to promote a healthy, active city.
  1. skidrowedc@gmail.com said at 9:49 pm on Monday April 13, 2015:
    Also my favorite idea from the Washingtonian article. Roosevelt Island is so underused.
  1. Brett said at 3:55 pm on Tuesday April 14, 2015:
    Gensler's designs give a new meaning to bland, and this bridge is no different. Must've taken all of 2 minutes to sketch.

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