Camera Back at 14th St. Bridge, Out at Chain Bridge
The VDOT camera that covers the 14th Street Bridge northbound span, the one under reconstruction, is back in action this afternoon. It was on the blink for about a day, as was the one at I-395 and Army Navy Drive, which is also back.
DDOT reports that the potholes on the northbound span that drivers were complaining about on Monday have been repaired.
Unfortunately, the camera covering the Virginia approach to Chain Bridge is now out. That's the one at Chain Bridge Road and North Glebe Road. The one on the D.C. side of the river works.
These particular sets of cameras are very helpful in evaluating the traffic congestion stemming from two major construction projects, so it would be most helpful to maintain them all.
Meanwhile, a commenter on a previous entry is noting that we can blame each other for some share of the congestion at Chain Bridge.
Tenleytowner: The Chain Bridge this morning June 9] was interesting. Canal Road is fine, zipping along, and I assume Marylanders are doing ok. DC outbound (and yes, Virginia, people do GO to Virginia in the morning) was also fine. Glebe Road does get a tad backed up.
But the big slow down on the bridge seemed to be people, once on the bridge, were going VERY SLOWLY, because they were busy *texting*, not driving. So, once the light is green, people are not taking full advantage of the opportunity to cross the bridge, but are going slowly, with huge spaces (multiple car lengths) between cars. So perhaps Virginia drivers can be kinder to one another by making sure they move along once they are on the bridge.
Also, most cars seem to have a just a driver, no passengers. Car pooling might also reduce congestion. (Yes, I car pool.)
June 9, 2009; 12:07 PM ET
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