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Chain Bridge closing this wknd.

The District Department of Transportation plans to close Chain Bridge this weekend for repair work, which includes the replacement of bridge supports.

The closing comes as Washington gears up for the Marine Corps Marathon, which will close both the Key and Memorial bridges Sunday morning. DDOT said the work on Chain Bridge can't be delayed.

The bridge closing will take place from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, but crews will try to accelerate the work and reopen the span before the marathon, DDOT said.

Check back later when Dr. Gridlock will have a complete update on the closings affecting the Washington region this weekend.

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By Michael Bolden  | October 28, 2010; 2:08 PM ET
Categories:  District, Events, Northern Virginia  
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Can someone please answer to whether or not chain bridge was actually resurfaced?

They claim it was, but I've never noticed a new bridge surface.

Posted by: yell53 | October 28, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Good Gravy. Is D. serious? We have The Rally to Restore..., The Marine Corps Marathon, and Halloween in Georgetown this weekend. I'm going to go ahead and take the position that this is not a good weekend to close the bridge.

Posted by: TyroneSlothrop | October 28, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Good Gravy. Is D. serious? We have The Rally to Restore..., The Marine Corps Marathon, and Halloween in Georgetown this weekend. I'm going to go ahead and take the position that this is not a good weekend to close the bridge.

Posted by: TyroneSlothrop | October 28, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Sorry about the double-submit, fellow commenters. Upon further consideration, I still think this is an inopportune time to close the Chain Bridge.

Posted by: TyroneSlothrop | October 28, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Makes no sense to close Chain Bridge, if it is really already that dangerous, close it right now!

I have finished the MCM 9 times, this city hardly participates in this grand event, at least compared to marathons held in and by NYC, Boston and Honolulu. Sure the cops do a great job and the runners appreciate it, but the rest of the city, both government and private citizens barely get involved.

Posted by: thw2001 | October 28, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

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