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The weather was atrocious, and things got started late (as they so often do when overscheduled politicians are involved), but officials from the city, Forest City Washington, DC Water, and elsewhere gathered at the Yards Park today to officially dedicate the 627-foot-long bridge connecting the Yards with Diamond Teague Park, which is just across Potomac Avenue from Nationals Park's grand staircase.
I wasn't able to hang around for the actual cutting of the ribbon (check the Yards' Twitter feed for a slew of photos of the festivities), but I did take a gallery of photos from my first time walking on the bridge, showing the view of the Anacostia riverfront in all of its gray, overcast, rain-spattered splendor. Needless to say, I'll be returning once the sun is out for a replacement set.
This bridge is part of the planned Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, which continues to open segment by (not necessarily contiguous) segment.
(One side note: Demolition appears to be underway on the concrete tower at Florida Rock, so the new bridge won't seem to be leading directly to that scenic structure for too much longer.)
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G Street says: (11/23/11 12:13 PM)
awesome!!

VERY NICE!!!

more pics please ^_^


MJM says: (11/23/11 2:45 PM)
Just took a stroll across the bridge pretty cool addition....


PTV-23 says: (11/23/11 7:24 PM)
I rode over the bridge on during my bike commute home...hoorah!!!!!! Next bridges to be completed are the two over near RFK and the roller rink...the River Walk Trail is going to be amazing.

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