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From A to B: Building More Bridges Across the Potomac?

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The town of Southbridge in Northern Virginia has tennis courts, a swimming pool and a Walmart; what it doesn't have is a bridge.
David Schultz
The town of Southbridge in Northern Virginia has tennis courts, a swimming pool and a Walmart; what it doesn't have is a bridge.

Seven bridges cross the Potomac River in our region, and all of them are major traffic bottlenecks. There's occasionally talk of building a new bridge over the Potomac, but it invariably gets shot down by a lack of funding and neighborhood opposition. Transportation reporter David Schultz hits the road to find out how we were able to build the bridges we have now, and whether another bridge is a pipe dream.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine" by James Brown from Sex Machine]

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