The District Department of Transportation (d.) has commissioned a study for the replacement of the aging Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River. The existing bridge, constructed in 1950, is structurally deficient, requiring a major rehabilitation effort. The new bridge will serve the community's need both aesthetically and functionally by providing transportation alternatives for vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic. The proposed bridge also is an essential element of the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative's vision of a grand gateway into the nation's capital across a world-class bridge that provides maximum value for all types of transportation users, while unifying and enriching the neighborhoods it connects.
The following will be completed as part of the study:
The South Capitol Street Bridge Study will run concurrently with the South Capitol Street Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Project.
Identification, documentation and justification for protective buying as appropriate. Study on river traffic, navigation, and bridge openings. Contaminated soil and hazardous material site investigation. Development of concept architectural, engineering, and alignment alternatives for four bridge types.