The Post reports today that the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
is at the midway point in its construction
, with construction of the bridge itself and the two new traffic oval approaches still expected to be completed in 2021. The work on the new bridge is also now at a point where photographs actually show something resembling the final product, so I can now finally start feeling like I'm not completely ignoring it.
The most obvious progress is on the form work for the bases of the bridge's arches, as you can see in a photograph taken on Sunday alongside a, um, tweaked graphic to help non-bridge-o-philes understand what they are seeing:
I also ventured up onto the existing bridge to get a closer look:
If you haven't been paying attention to the plans for the new bridge, you can check out my project page
for lots of renderings of the bridge, the wide side paths, and the plans for the ovals. Also, the official web site
for the project also has lots of information, and is pretty active on social media
, posting the sort of pictures that bloggers who don't have sea-level access can't get.