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Street names, buildings and other infrastructure are a means of encouraging Public Memory. In 1950, The Frederick Douglass Bridge, a swing bridge that runs over the Anacostia River was built.
Pictured is the proposed new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. It will be the largest construction project in all of DC’s history, with an expected completion date of 2021.
Mayor Muriel Bowser described it as a “fitting memorial for a remarkable American icon.” This year marks Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday.