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D.C. reopens Eastern Ave. bridge

It was impossible to tell while staring into the heavy rains along Kenilworth Avenue, but the District reopened the bridge that takes Eastern Avenue over Kenilworth today. This follows a complete rebuilding of the bridge that took less than 10 months, thanks to $10.4 million in federal stimulus funds, a $1 million federal grant and innovative construction techniques.

Though it's been just 10 months, drivers may only dimly remember the ugly, old bridge that hung over the avenue and showed the dents where trucks had clipped it. The total reconstruction involved lane closings and reroutings of traffic.

But the impact was reduced by pre-casting big sections of the bridge and trucking them to the site for assembly at night. Otherwise, the project could have taken two years.

The D.C. Department of Transportation has posted a photo gallery of the Eastern Avenue Bridge project.

By Robert Thomson  | October 27, 2010; 4:30 PM ET
Categories:  Construction, Driving  | Tags:  DDOT, Dr. Gridlock  
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