Kalmia Road Crossing Reopens After Six Months

By Adam Tuss
|  Friday, May 9, 2014  |  Updated 2:14 PM EDT
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It has been closed for months, but the new Kalmia Road crossing reopened Friday.

It has been closed for months, but the new Kalmia Road crossing reopened Friday.

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Kalmia Road Crossing Reopens Friday

It has been closed for months, but the new Kalmia Road crossing will reopen Friday.
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It has been closed for months, but the new Kalmia Road crossing reopened Friday.

The old Kalmia Road Culvert - which connected main roads to the east and west side of Rock Creek Park - was completely washed out and became unsafe.

The brand new bridge connects East and West Beach Drive, eliminating a nearly five mile long detour.

It will provide relief not only for D.C. commuters but should also relieve some of the crowding on East West Highway in Maryland.

The $2 million, three-sided structure carries the more natural stream bed, improving stream flow to prevent clogging and flooding and minimizing erosion. There's also a dedicated pedestrian walkway on the bridge.

 

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