Introduction

Nestled between the banks of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, Washington, D.C. was built to utilize them to their fullest extent. A source of economic power, the rivers were vital to the early success of the city and are still being used today for multiple purposes. Bridges linked the city across rivers, becoming a vital part of Washington's development. DDOT maintains and continues to build bridges in the area to link parts of the city in multimodal ways. 

Roosevelt Island

View of the Arlington Memorial, Theodore Roosevelt, and Francis Scott Key Bridges