Media Contact: John Lisle at (202) 671-2004
The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to close the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge (aka South Capital Street Bridge) from 5 am to approximately 10 am on Sunday, December 14, 2008. Crews will be conducting the monthly test opening of the swing span on the bridge and making minor repairs if necessary. During normal opening and closing operations, the swing span is lowered and then turned or “swung” around in order to allow water traffic to pass.
The bridge will be reopened to traffic as soon as the test opening and related repairs are completed.