City Paper reports that
The District Department of Transportation plans to build a new 400-foot pedestrian bridge connecting the Minnesota Avenue Metro station with the adjacent neighborhoods of Mayfair and Deanwood, and is seeking a contractor to complete the task.
DDOT advertised for contractor bids for the project. Bids are due by May 12. The bridge is expected to cost $16 million, with construction beginning this summer and lasting 18 to 20 months. CityInterests, the developer of the Parkside residential project, is contributing as much as $3 million of the cost.
There already is a bike/ped connection in that area. There's a bridge over 295 at Hayes Street that connects to a tunnel under the railroad and metro tracks. I'm not sure how easy that is to navigate with a bike or if it is open when the Metro is closed, but I'd be willing to bet that the new bridge, closer to Grant Place, will be an easier connection for cyclists.
On the east side users will either use stairs or a 350 foot long ramp with one 180deg switchback. On the west side it's either stairs or a shorter ramp with two 180deg switchback.