Danger on the Chain Bridge?

I end up traveling on the Chain Bridge a couple times per week going to various jobs in DC from my home in Arlington. Every time I move over to that center lane I can’t help but wonder when some other driver going the opposite direction might forget to read the sign and do the same thing. I worry like this for the three to five minutes it takes to get from Glebe Rd. to Arizona Ave.

So can someone tell me how often this bridge, or Canal St., gets backed up from a single accident due to absent-mindedness or apparent middle lane envy? I have been lucky so far but I am sure my time is coming.

2 Comments so far

  1. maia (unregistered) on October 18th, 2006 @ 8:58 pm

    I have lived here since 1970. I am sure it has happened, but have never seen it, been impactged by it, nor have I ever had any friends be involved in any such accident.

    It is scary though.

  2. Mike (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 8:38 am

    I think about that a lot too, both while on the bridge and on Canal St. I’ve never heard about it happening either though.

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