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South Capitol Street Bridge to Close for Testing

District of Columbia transportation officials say the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge will be closed for several hours for routine testing.

07/19/2014

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1 Dead After Car Plunges Into Anacostia River

A water rescue is underway after a car overturned into the Anacostia River in Southeast Sunday morning.

06/08/2014

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Body Found in Anacostia River

The body of an adult male has been found in the Anacostia River near the 300 block of Water Street in southeast D.C.

05/10/2014

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D.C. Mayor Proposes New Hospital East of Anacostia

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray wants to build a new, $300 million hospital to replace the city-owned hospital east of the Anacostia River.

03/26/2014

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Harsh Winter Doubles Normal Md. Road Salt Use, Sparking Environmentalist Concern

Between fiscal year 2009 and FY 2012, the Maryland State Highway Administration used 1.06 million tons of salt on roads during winter weather events, at an average of 211,043.8 tons per winter.

03/13/2014

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Body Pulled From Anacostia River Near 11th Street Bridge

An unconscious person has been pulled from the Anacostia River near the 11th Street Bridge, Metropolitan Police say.

02/19/2014

Bridges across the United States have fallen into disrepair, as hundreds of thousands of such overpasses have aged without much maintenance.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study: U.S. Bridges Need $300 Billion in Repairs

Bridges across the United States have fallen into disrepair, as hundreds of thousands of such overpasses have aged without much maintenance.

09/22/2013

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Report: 3 D.C. Bridges Ruled ‘Structurally Deficient’

Five bridges in the nation’s capital, including the heavily traveled Frederick Douglass Bridge over the Anacostia River, are categorized by federal highway officials as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient,” but District of Columbia officials say they’ve already fixed one and replaced another.

09/16/2013

Motorists coming off the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge into Washington are treated to a postcard-perfect view of the U.S. Capitol. The bridge itself, however, is about as ugly as it gets: The steel underpinnings have thinned since the structure was built in 1950, and the span is pocked with rust and crumbling concrete. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Many US Bridges Found To Be Old, Pose Safety Risks

Motorists coming off the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge into Washington are treated to a postcard-perfect view of the U.S. Capitol. The bridge itself, however, is about as ugly as it gets: The steel underpinnings have thinned since the structure was built in 1950, and the span is pocked with rust and crumbling concrete.

09/15/2013

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New 11th Street Bridge to Be Named After Fallen Police Officer

Officials in Washington are naming the new 11th Street local bridge over the Anacostia River after a fallen police officer.

09/07/2013

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