Coming in from SE about to suck even more

Odds are if you’re a daily commuter on this route you know it already, but if you’re just an occasional driver, be warned: the Frederick Douglass Bridge (which I have always just thought of as South Cap Bridge) is about to be closed for several months as the raised roadway goes the way of the dodo. The wikipedia folk are inclined to some speculation that this is about visual rejuvenation but I think it’s a much more straightforward effort to get people in and make them more likely to stop in the area and spend some money in the Potomac Ave aread, rather than heading straight on to the Mall area.

There’s some good pictures of the transition over here at JDLand. It’ll be interesting to see how this impacts commuters coming in from SE who aren’t looking to stop in the area – how much will this slow down movement? I have the luxury of calling it “interesting” since I don’t have to make the trip myself. Those of you who do, I hope the 11th street bridge doesn’t make your day too much worse…

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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