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Kalmia Road Bridge Re-Opens After Six Months Of Work

A major commuter route in Northwest D.C. is expected to re-open this morning after six months of repairs.

The Kalmia Road Bridge is scheduled to re-open after the morning rush hour. The 70-year-old culvert under the bridge got so badly eroded the crossing had to be shut down last October. The repair work cost $2 million.

The Kalmia Road Bridge connects East Beach Drive and West Beach Drive on either side of Rock Creek Park and was used by 17,000 motorists a day before the detours started.

The new bridge is wider and has a pedestrian walkway. The District Department of Transportation also adjusted the stream bed to prevent flooding and soil erosion.

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