The 14th/Case Bridge was opened to in- and outbound traffic at about 1:30 pm for the first time since Tropical Storm Isabel hit the District, the District Department of Transportation announced.
"We have been working around-the-clock since Friday morning to clear water that covered about five acres to a depth of five feet in some cases near the Jefferson Memorial," said Dan Tangherlini, director of the Department of Transportation for the District. "I want to thank the DC Water and Sewer Authority, (WASA), VMS, Inc, our asset management contractor, and the Virginia Department of Transportation for their invaluable assistance. This was a real team effort."
DDOT is working with WASA to upgrade the 14th Street pumping station to prevent these floods in the future. The Case Bridge carries close to 200,000 vehicles every weekday.