D.C. DOT Opens Triple-Arch Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

Automobiles can now journey the brand new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., marking the top of the most important development mission within the District Division of Transportation’s historical past.

Work started in 2018 on the triple-arch bridge over the Anacostia River. It replaces a 70-year-old bridge to supply an up to date hyperlink between Maryland and D.C. It’s a part of a program to enhance security and visitors on the I-295/D.C. 295 hall. The following section includes reconstructing the Suitland Parkway/I-295 interchange.

A 12 months in the past, town celebrated the final piece of the ultimate arch being positioned. The brand new bridge is 100 toes parallel to the outdated bridge, which has been traveled by 77,000 automobiles a day, largely of Maryland commuters to D.C. It was deemed to be functionally out of date. All visitors had been shifted from the outdated bridge to the brand new one by September 12.

The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., being ready for its opening.District Division of TransportationTogether with the arches, options on the brand new bridge embody 4 pedestrian overlooks and two piers that seem to drift on the river. Six lanes of visitors now span the bridge, in addition to new biking and strolling paths.

The contractor for the brand new bridge consists of a joint enterprise of Archer Western Building and Granite Building corporations. AECOM is the lead designer, and HNTB is helping the District Division of Transportation with program and development administration.

Take a look at this DDOT video of the ultimate arch piece being put in: