MacArthur Boulevard on the one-lane Cabin John Bridge will be closed for much of the day on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers replaces iron fencing damaged by vehicles.
Tom Jacobus, who manages the Washington Aqueduct for the Corps of Engineers, said the bridge is inspected each year and maintenance is done on the drains and conduits that bring water down from Great Falls.
This time, inspectors noticed several sections of wrought iron fencing on the eastern side of the bridge that was damaged, apparently after vehicles rammed into the fence over the winter.
Crews will close the bridge between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 26 and again from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 27 to put in new sections of fence, Jacobus said. He said the work may be finished in time to open the bridge in the afternoon on April 27.
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