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Several races planned for this weekend will close major roads throughout the region this weekend.
The District Department of Transportation has reopened the South Capitol Street Bridge, also known as the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. The swing span was opened this morning for as a test, but they could not close it after.
Standing on a narrow, suspended metal walkway below the surface of the Frederick Douglass Bridge, D.C. Department of Transportation Chief Engineer Ronaldo Nicholson explains the structure is both "functionally obsolete and structurally obsolete."