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Inaugural Answers: Biking Across the Potomac

Have a question about the inauguration that you want answered? E-mail it to us and we'll do our best to answer it in this space. Here's one to get started.

A reader asks:

Will bicycles be allowed across the Potomac bridges on Jan. 20?

The answer is yes -- in some cases. According to information released by the Secret Service yesterday, the Roosevelt, 14th St., Douglass and 11th St. bridges will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists between 2 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Jan. 20.

That still leaves the Key, Memorial, Sousa, E. Capitol St. and Benning bridges as options for cyclists.

We've got a map detailing all the Secret Service's information available online now.

By Washington Post Editors  |  January 8, 2009; 10:25 AM ET  | Category:  Answers
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I am interested in knowing what bands will be present at the reviewing stand to entertain the new president before he enters the White House for the first time. If this is an event, would it be possible to have one of the bands play Beethoven's thrilling Consecration of the House Overture (a 10 minute piece) before the President's entry?

I have been trying for a month to have this question answered. I hope the Post can help me.

Posted by: carlwagner2 | January 14, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Will Chain Bridge (& C&O Canal) be open to pedestrians and bikers now?

Posted by: reston75 | January 14, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse

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