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D.C.’s largest construction project ever breaks ground

The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is expected to finish construction by 2021
This Tuesday, groundbreaking began for the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, a project set to be the District’s largest construction project in history. Mayor Muriel Bowser attended the event, which celebrates the replacement of the 1950-built Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and reconstruction of the Suitland Parkway/I-295 interchange.
Video of the ground breaking from Mayor Bowsers Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser/videos/1847132145320213/
 

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The Commission of Fine Arts?

Gee, I'll bet they're a fun bunch to please
I think the bridge is perfect. It has to be one of the better bridges int he region. And it has so many uses. Gone are the days of building bridges just for vehicles. I like the idea of the bike and walking paths and the overlooks. Kinda neat.
 

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From The New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge onTwitter:

Check out our #progress over the last month on the #NewFDMB! Pile driving is ongoing, excavation of west abutment has begun, pedestrian tunnel foundation is being built out & other foundational construction activity continues. Stay tuned for more updates on #RemakingTheBridge.



 

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From Tim Sloan on Twitter:

Very interesting metal hoops have been installed in the west pier of the ⁦⁦@newfdmb⁩ getting ready for a huge concrete pour. The hoops are located at the point where the giant concrete arches of the bridge meet the foundation. ⁦@anacostiaws⁩ ⁦@DDOTDC⁩ ⁦
 

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New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is midway to completion

The $480-million project, the District’s largest infrastructure project, will deliver a modern crossing over the Anacostia River in 2021.
The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River is midway to completion and on track for a 2021 opening, according to the District Department of Transportation.

The project will replace the 70-year-old busy crossing that connects D.C. neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River to the seat of the federal government.

DDOT says the South Capitol Street bridge will feature three above-deck arches, two piers that will appear to float in the river and four pedestrian overlooks. Crews are nearly done with the bridge foundation and its arches will begin to rise as early as this fall, project officials said.
 
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