The surveys of DC-area bridges in the wake of the Minneapolis collapse continue, and today the Post reveals
that both the South Capitol Street/Frederick Douglass Bridge
and the 11th Street Bridges
have been designated "structurally deficient", along with 13 other bridges in DC. But, before you panic: "It is a broad designation that covers major deterioration in a bridge's key components but is not a list of teetering bridges." And, of course, the Douglass Bridge is getting repaired now
, with hopes for a new bridge in the coming years, and the 11th Street Bridges are scheduled for an overhaul in 2009. The Post also has another bridge-related piece on how construction of steel bridges has changed
over the years, with the Douglass Bridge used as an example.