Bridges across the United States have fallen into disrepair, as hundreds of thousands of such overpasses have aged without much maintenance.
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.
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.
Officials in Washington are naming the new 11th Street local bridge over the Anacostia River after a fallen police officer.
Metropolitan Police are asking for help in identifying a man whose body was found in the Anacostia River.
A ship in the Anacostia River sparked a major traffic issue along South Capitol Street Sunday morning.
The body found in the Anacostia River near the 12th hole of the Langston Golf Course Monday has been identified as 36-year-old Arlester Jay, of Prince George’s County.
A body was found in the Anacostia River near the 12th hole of the Langston Golf Course Monday, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
Authorities have retrieved the body of adult male from the Anacostia River near the 11th Street Bridge in Washington.