Whitney Young Memorial Bridge

Historic Bridges

View of the bridge from 1955 before construction on RFK Stadium had started

Whitney Young Memorial Bridge

The Whitney Young Memorial Bridge (originally called the East Capitol Street Bridge) was completed in 1955. This steel beam and plater girder bridge runs from near RFK Stadium to the Benning neighborhood area across the Anacostia River. This is a six lane bridge with bicycle and pedestrian access, including connections to the Anacostia River Trail. 

Historic Bridges