Washington, DC to Receive Largest-Ever Federal Investment to Improve Bridges

It is no secret that the bridges connecting Washington D.C. to its neighboring states Virginia and Maryland are quite decrepit. And for thousands of commuters and other traffic that must cross these bridges, both the traffic and the weakness of these bridges are worrisome things.

Pres. Biden signed one of the largest infrastructure bills to fix up the older infrastructures. According to Mayor Bowser, D.C. will receive $225 million over 5 years to repair the 8 bridges and to improve the city’s entire bridge network.

The first two bridges being repaired will be Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge and New York Avenue bridge. These two supported travel of 225,000 vehicles per day on average. H street bridge will be completely replaced to improve safety for Union Station traffic. The bridge supports WMATA tracks and Amtrak, along with cars. This improvement is also set to increase train capacities and develop air rights above the tracks.

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