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The New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge – Pics of the Week

On September 7, 2021, the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge opened in Washington, D.C. This new bridge replaced an older bridge, also called the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. Both bridges were named in honor of the famous 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass who lived in Washington, D.C., for the last years of his life and whose home is now a national park in the District.

Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge / Photograph by Andrew Weber

According to the bridge’s website, it has three arches, and will eventually also have four pedestrian overlooks and two piers. My colleague Andrew took a picture of the bridge looking northwest towards the District:

Photograph by Andrew Weber

The bridge also looks spectacular at night with the streetlights illuminating its graceful arches, which are also reflected in the water:

Photograph by Andrew Weber

I also want to give a shout out to my colleague Andrew. For years, Andrew has volunteered to take photos for posts and he has probably been the most indefatigable photographer for In Custodia Legis. Thank you Andrew!

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