Traffic once again has access to 29th Street between K and M Streets, NW. Construction on the 29th Street bridge over the C&O Canal mid-block has finally come to an end, nearly two years after the street first closed to traffic Feb. 17, 2011.
The 29th Street bridge is the last of three bridges over the C&O Canal that were part of the $6 million Three Bridges Project, which began in August 2009.
Work on the 30th Street bridge lasted about 11 months and Thomas Jefferson Street bridge took eight months.
The entire Three Bridges Project was predicted to take 1,098 days or about three years from the notice to proceed date, which was June 26, 2009. The project should have wrapped up in summer 2012.
Mike Gales, the project engineer for DDOT, previously told Patch relocating utilities during construction on 29th Street bridge took longer than expected.