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Mayor Bowser to Mark Completion of Iconic Arches Over New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, August 13, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will mark the completion of the six iconic arches over the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, the largest public infrastructure construction project in the District’s history.

The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is part of the South Capitol Street Corridor Project, which will enhance multimodal transportation options and support economic development on both sides of the Anacostia River. The project includes the replacement of the 70-year-old bridge and reconstruction of the Suitland Parkway/I-295 interchange.

Thursday, August 13, at 11 M

Mayor Bowser
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Jeff Marootian, Director, District Department of Transportation
Christopher Lawson, FHWA Division Administrator

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125 O Street, SE
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The event is only open to pre-credentialed press. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).