Dr. Gridlock reports that work on the bridge that will carry the Rock Creek Park Trail over Viers Mill Road is underway. A rendering of it is above. Lanes will be closed this weekend as two cranes lift and position four 37-ton, curved steel beams over Veirs Mill Road.
The eventual result will be a 605 foot-long bridge for hikers and bikers on the 15-mile-long trail that also will provide a safe crossing of busy Veirs Mill for neighborhood residents. The project got underway in December 2008 and should be done in spring 2011.
"Spring 2011? But I want to ride that bridge now!" said the whiny bike blogger. I wish I'd known they were working on it, I would've gotten a photo when I rode the Matthew Henson trail to Rock Creek, it's not far north of there. If you get a photo - especially with the cranes lifting pieces into place, do add it to the Washcycle Flickr group, please.