District of Columbia transportation officials say the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge will be closed for several hours for routine testing.
A water rescue is underway after a car overturned into the Anacostia River in Southeast Sunday morning.
The body of an adult male has been found in the Anacostia River near the 300 block of Water Street in southeast D.C.
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.
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.
An unconscious person has been pulled from the Anacostia River near the 11th Street Bridge, Metropolitan Police say.
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.