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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced access to The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge (South Capitol Street Bridge) currently remains closed in both directions. The bridge was closed earlier this morning for routine testing; however, due to technical issues that were experienced as part of the testing operation the bridge will remain closed until all proper operations are restored.
During normal opening and closing operations, the swing span is lowered and then turned or “swung” around in order to allow water traffic to pass. Crews test the swing span to ensure it operates properly and make any necessary repairs.
The bridge will be reopened to traffic as soon as the required repairs are completed.
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