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DDOT Celebrates Opening of 27th Street Bridge in Ward 4

Recently completed, the opening of the new 27th Street, NW Bridge over Broad Branch stream was marked by a ribbon cutting with District Department of Transportation’s project team. The bridge between Broad Branch Road and Military Road in Ward 4 was closed to vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic from late July until September 2015. Forest Hills Connection published a feature about the ribbon cutting ceremony available to read here.

This project included replacement of the existing bridge with precast prestressed concrete adjacent double tee beam superstructure with an asphalt overlay, concrete sidewalk, and metal bridge railing supported by Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) abutments, and stream bank stabilization. Our team also constructed and installed a vegetated geolift wall for stream bank stabilization and landscaping. 


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