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Theodore Roosevelt Bridge

Potomac River Highway Bridge

Built on a corner of the Roosevelt Island, this route carries a roadway built to interstate highway standards, but was never connected to the interstate. It now feeds traffic from the Interstate Route 66 and U.S. Route 50 in Virginia into the District. This is Washington's "most criticized" bridge; this simple structure was the focus of intense controversy in the late 1950s for its intrusion into the wildlife sanctuary, and its lack of coordination with the plan of Washington. Despite its prime location, the bridge does not afford any good views of the city or its waterfront. It was completed in 1960.

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District of Columbia Dept. of Transportation
2000 14th St. N.W.
Washington DC 20009