A D.C. bridge would better connect black communities to nature. But how will it impact the river?

A rendering of the planned bridge connecting the Arboretum to the Anacostia Waterfront. Image by DDOT/NPS.

By ThienVinh Nguyen

Many Ward 5 and 7 residents and other people who bike are excited about a planned pedestrian and cyclist bridge spanning the Anacostia River. It would give them the opportunity to walk or pedal from one side of the river to the other via an idyllic protected trail…

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