Truck’s disabled dolly stops Sousa Bridge traffic for 4 hours

The outbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Avenue Sousa Bridge were closed for more than four hours Thursday night after a truck’s steerable dolly became disabled near the ramp to D.C. Route 295.

The truck was moving a 182-foot beam for the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge when it failed to negotiate the turn onto the ramp.

Several dozen drivers were stuck above the Anacostia River between Barney Circle and the oversize load before being turned around and sent inbound under police direction.

The outbound lanes reopened around 10:30 p.m.

The bridge’s inbound lanes remained open during the incident.


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