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Whitney Young Bridge

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The Whitney Young Memorial Bridge is a bridge that carries East Capitol Street across the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. in the United States. It was finished in 1955 and was originally called the East Capitol Street Bridge. It was renamed for civil rights activist Whitney Young in early 1974. The bridge is a steel beam and plater girder bridge that runs from near RFK Stadium to the Benning neighborhood area across the Anacostia River. The bridge is 1,800 feet long, its six lanes are 82 feet wide, and it has 15 spans resting on 14 piers. The rehabilitation of the Whitney Young Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River was completed in 2019. It includes improvements to the substructure and superstructure of the bridge as well as pedestrian improvements, including the construction of a trail connection to provide direct access from the bridge to the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail.

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D.C. Dept. of Transportation
250 M St. SE
Washington DC 2003