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Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

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Fredrick Douglass Memorial Bridge

D.C.

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #306675

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Overview
Swing bridge over Anacostia River on South Capitol Street
Location
Washington, District of Columbia
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement
History
Built 1950; rehabilitated 2008
Design
Other
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 192.9 ft.
Total length: 1,564.1 ft.
Deck width: 62.7 ft.
Also called
South Capitol Street Bridge
Anacostia River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.86893, -77.00552   (decimal degrees)
38°52'08" N, 77°00'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/326011/4304142 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alexandria
Inventory numbers
DC 53 (District of Columbia bridge number)
BH 58027 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
53,800

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • October 30, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 7, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 16, 2013: Added by K. A. Erickson

Sources 

  • K. A. Erickson
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke

Comments 

Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
Posted August 15, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

By my standards 1950 would at best qualify as "Kinda old".

Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
Posted August 15, 2017, by Anonymous

"Very old"

Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
Posted August 15, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

The very old swing bridge will be replaced with a 2021 arch bridge with no draw span.

Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
Posted July 4, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

This drawbridge will be soon replaced with a new drawbridge but not now.