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I have been advocating saving the tressel (The name is the Foundry Branch Bridge) for about 2 years and I've been leading the effort to get this bridge restored.
I was the one who pressed WMATA's real estate head to do an assessment. Long story short, according to them it can be saved.
WMATA has let it deteriorate for almost 53 years since the last trolley ran over it in 1960. (They inherited it from O Roy Chalk)
I have also been told by someone in the know that it would be cheaper to fix the bridge than demolish it.

The most important thing is that once the bridge is restored, the walk from Foxhall RD into Georgetown U over the bridge is about 3 to 5 minutes.
Everyone will be very surprised how quick it is to get there via the bridge.
Let's get this restored!

Also, 2 years ago, Maryland restored the trolley bridge at Glen Echo Park. (It was part of the same route)
You can view the restoration photos here

Both NPS and WMATA have a lot of demands for their scarce funds.

Can't NPS sue WMATA for this? They let the bridge degrade for 53 years, to the detriment of the park. If I have a rotting tree that falls on your house, its on me.

Time to revise SafeTrack, again!

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