New Bridge Rising in Anacostia River

October 25, 2010  |  

(Washington Post) — When Greer Johnson Gillis met with reporters on the west bank of the Anacostia River in December tooutline construction plans for the new 11th Street Bridge, we could see a few workers in mid-river preparing to remove wood pilings. From the same shoreline today, it’s hard to tell there’s a river out there. The water view is obscured by barges, dozens of workers, cranes and concrete piers for the new bridge. Gillis, the District’s deputy chief engineer, says it’s more than 25 percent done and on track for completion in 2013.

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