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Mayor Bowser to Unveil Design and Timeline for New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is Part of the District’s Largest Construction Project in History

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Thursday, August 10, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will unveil the design and timeline of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is part of the South Capitol Street Corridor Project, the largest construction project in the history of DC Department of Transportation (DDOT). The project includes replacement of the 68 year-old Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and reconstruction of the Suitland Parkway/I-295 interchange. 

The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge will be built approximately 100 feet from the current bridge. The South Capitol Street Corridor Project is one in a series of transportation, environmental, economic, community, and recreation projects developed by the larger Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) Program. From the Tidal Basin to the city’s northeast border with Maryland, the 30-year, $10 billion AWI Program is transforming the shores of the Anacostia River into a world-class waterfront and enriching nearby communities. The winning proposal earned the highest score during DDOT’s technical review process, requires the least amount of tax resources, and included an innovative design. The first public unveiling of the iconic design of the new bridge will take place during the press conference.
Thursday, August 10, at 11 am
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Councilmember Charles Allen, Ward 6
Councilmember Trayon White, Ward 8
Leif Dormsjo, Director, DDOT 
Earth Conservation Corps
1520 1st Street, SE
*Closest Metro: Navy Yard Metro Station*
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).