Whitney Young Memorial Bridge

The Whitney Young Bridge from the south in 2015
Whitney Young Memorial Bridge (center of image) leading from RFK Stadium across Lake Kingman and Kingman Island to the eastern shore of the Anacostia River, pictured in 1991
Aerial view of the East Capitol Street Bridge (now the Whitney Young) in 1955
A photograph of the Whitney Young Memorial Bridge leading to RFK stadium in 1965, before the 1980 reconstruction.
Underside of the bridge in 2015
The bridge from the water in 2018

Bridge that carries East Capitol Street across the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. in the United States.

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East Capitol Street

Major street that divides the northeast and southeast quadrants of Washington, D.C. It runs due east from the United States Capitol to the DC-Maryland border.

East Capitol Street at its intersection with 8th Street, looking towards the U.S. Capitol

East of the stadium, East Capitol crosses the Anacostia River over the Whitney Young Memorial Bridge and then goes underneath Route 295 before crossing into Prince George's County, Maryland where it becomes Maryland State Highway 214.

Whitney Young

American civil rights leader.

Young in 1964
Martin Luther King, Jr., Lyndon Johnson and Whitney Young at the White House (1964)
Civil rights leaders meet with President John F. Kennedy
Young receives "The Treatment" from President Johnson (1966)
Whitney Young

For instance, in 1973, the East Capitol Street Bridge in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Whitney Young Memorial Bridge in his honor.

Independence Avenue (Washington, D.C.)

Major east-west street in the southwest and southeast quadrants of the city of Washington, D.C., in the United States, running just south of the United States Capitol.

Street sign at 1900 Independence Avenue SW
Map of the District of Columbia in 1818, showing the original terminus of South B Street.
Planning map of the National Mall in 1932, showing the western terminus of South B Street still at 14th Street SW.
Independence Avenue on Capitol Hill, where it is a residential street for some of its length
Standing on 15th Street NW, looking east at night along Independence Avenue SW
Independence Avenue SE can be seen to the left of RFK Stadium and the D.C. Armory in this photograph.

At its eastern terminus, Independence Avenue SE becomes East Capitol Street as it reaches the Whitney Young Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River.

Committee of 100 on the Federal City

Private, nonprofit membership organization which promotes responsible land use and planning in Washington, D.C., and advocates adherence to the L'Enfant Plan and McMillan Plan as a guide to city growth.

The National Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum, saved by the Committee of 100 on the Federal City in 1959.
The Committee of 100 on the Federal City unsuccessfully opposed siting the National World War II Memorial in the center of the National Mall.

The 1949 opposition to the East Capitol Street Bridge.

Kingman Island

Kingman Island (also known as Burnham Barrier) and Heritage Island are islands in Northeast and Southeast Washington, D.C., in the Anacostia River.

Kingman Island from the Anacostia River, looking North (June 2017)
A ship begins dredging the Anacostia River in July 1912.
Dwight F. Davis and others break ground for the dedication of Anacostia Park in August 1923.
The Whitney Young Memorial Bridge, center, was built across Kingman Island and the Anacostia River in 1955. Construction on RFK Stadium began two years later.
Looking south at Kingman Lake and RFK Stadium (rearground) from the footbridge connecting Kingman Island (left) to the western shore (right).
The Kingman Island footbridge taken from the Anacostia River, looking north (June 2017).
Snowy egrets are rare visitors to Kingman Island.

Kingman Island is bisected by Benning Road and the Ethel Kennedy Bridge, with the southern half of the island bisected again by East Capitol Street and the Whitney Young Memorial Bridge.

Interstate 695 (District of Columbia)

2 mi auxiliary Interstate Highway in Washington, D.C. It is also known as the Southeast Freeway.

I-695 eastbound at Exit 1C
View east at the west end of I-695

I-695 would be the short section of freeway between I-95 and I-295, and ramps on both sides of the East Capitol Street Bridge would provide a freeway-to-freeway connection between I-695 and DC 295 (via I-295).

J. E. Greiner Company

Baltimore, Maryland-based civil engineering firm specializing in bridge design.

John Edwin Greiner

Whitney Young Memorial Bridge (East Capitol Street Bridge, Washington, D.C.)

Constitution Avenue

Major east–west street in the northwest and northeast quadrants of the city of Washington, D.C., in the United States.

1818 map of Washington, D.C., showing Tiber Creek
1850 map of Washington, D.C., showing the completed (and disused) Washington City Canal
Junction of Constitution and Virginia Avenues NW, the western terminus of "B Street" between 1873 and roughly 1897.
The width of Constitution Avenue varied along its length between 1926 and 1933, as shown by the shift in sidewalks at its junction with Henry Bacon Drive NW.
The original western terminus of Constitution Avenue NW, on the shores of the Potomac River. The avenue's connection to this terminus was severed in the mid-1950s.
The eastern junction of Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues NW. Traffic proceeding east on Constitution Avenue must veer sharply northward to access the street (seen going uphill through Senate Park in the distance).
Constitution Avenue NW runs vertically through the left-center of this image, forming the north boundary of the National Mall and the south edge of Federal Triangle (the structures with red roofs).

Through traffic is diverted via North Carolina Avenue NE and C Street NE to the Whitney Young Memorial Bridge.

District of Columbia Route 295

Freeway in the District of Columbia, and currently the only signed numbered route in the District that is not an Interstate Highway or U.S. Highway.

View north along DC 295 approaching Pennsylvania Avenue

It was all part of the same project that built the East Capitol Street Bridge at the time.

List of bridges in the United States

Organized by state and includes notable bridges in the United States.

Miles Glacier Bridge, also known as Million Dollar Bridge
Navajo Bridge
The decommissioned Dumbarton Rail Bridge in 2021.
Saugatuck River Bridge, a swing bridge
Lattice-work of the Ashland Covered Bridge
Bridge of Lions, bascule bridge in St. Augustine
Sidney Lanier Bridge, Glynn County, Georgia
Pu'u'opae Bridge
Cataract Falls Covered Bridge
Astoria-Megler Bridge
Alaskan Way Viaduct
Canoe Pass and Deception Pass Bridge Bridges
West Seattle Bridge

Whitney Young Memorial Bridge