CFA 15/OCT/09-j


Metropolitan Branch Trail - Rhode Island Avenue, NE, at CSX rail line
United States

D.C. Department of Transportation
New pedestrian and bicycle bridge
Review Type
Revised concept/Final
Previous Review


Project approved by delegation. See letter dated 2 October 2009. ACTION PREVIOUSLY DELEGATED TO STAFF


Dear Ms. Penney:

The staff of the Commission of Fine Arts has reviewed the final design submission from the D.C. Department of Transportation for the Rhode Island Avenue Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge. The staff has no objections to the final plans and we appreciate your responsiveness to the Commission's recommendations made during its review of the project on 16 June 2008 to make the structural system of the bridge appear as simple and light as possible with columns supporting the elevated ramps and stairs.

With the authority delegated by the Commission at its meeting of 19 June 2008, we approve the final submission for this project as documented in the drawings and materials received and dated 29 September 2009. As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, AIA

Kathleen Penney, Chief Engineer
District of Columbia Department of Transportation
64 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002