Coming in from SE about to suck even more

Odds are if you’re a daily commuter on this route you know it already, but if you’re just an occasional driver, be warned: the Frederick Douglass Bridge (which I have always just thought of as South Cap Bridge) is about to be closed for several months as the raised roadway goes the way of the dodo. The wikipedia folk are inclined to some speculation that this is about visual rejuvenation but I think it’s a much more straightforward effort to get people in and make them more likely to stop in the area and spend some money in the Potomac Ave aread, rather than heading straight on to the Mall area.

There’s some good pictures of the transition over here at JDLand. It’ll be interesting to see how this impacts commuters coming in from SE who aren’t looking to stop in the area – how much will this slow down movement? I have the luxury of calling it “interesting” since I don’t have to make the trip myself. Those of you who do, I hope the 11th street bridge doesn’t make your day too much worse…

1 Comment so far

  1. The Diarist (unregistered) on July 5th, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

    The people it’s really going to suck for are those of us who live in Anacostia. The extra traffic should prove to be quite the headache for us over the next few months.

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