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Lost Capitol Hill: The First Eastern Branch Bridge

May 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Capitol Hill

I recently wrote about the Wheeler Ferry and its importance in getting people across the Anacostia in the days before the federal government moved to Washington. I also mentioned the bridge that replaced it, but not its eventual demise – or the role it played during the burning of Washington 200 years ago.

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Help Clean Up the Navy Yard Riverfront on August 17th

August 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Capitol Riverfront/ Near Southeast, DC

If you’ve ever been to the waterfront of the Navy Yard-Ballpark neighborhood, you’ve hopefully seen the amazing Diamond Teague Park, Yards Park, and Navy Yard Riverwalk trail that span the northern edge of the Anacostia River. Unfortunately, this area is also home to large amounts of washed-up and washed-in trash and debris, which many people […]

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Hill’s Eye View: Enjoy the Light While You Can

January 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront/ Near Southeast

The days are actually getting longer but it just feels dark.  And this week with the rain forecast promises more of the same.  Got some bright and sunny pictures?  Please post them to the THIH photo group.

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East City Art: Plans for 11th Street Bridge Park will Span Anacostia River

December 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront/ Near Southeast

By East City Art Editors As the old 11th Street river bridges that connect Capitol Hill and historic Anacostia are being replaced, the District government and Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC are aiming to transform one of the spans into the city’s first elevated park. When complete in 2016, the 11th Street Bridge […]

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Boat Clubs and Kwame Brown’s Bullet Proof Anchored to Anacostia’s Boathouse Row

June 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront/ Near Southeast

Capitol Hill is no stranger to political corruption. Usually, a Washington scandal unfolds at a famous hotel, in a smoky bar or behind the gates of a private residence. But, for one of Washington’s most recent examples, you’ll need to head down to the riverbanks of the Anacostia, alongside the 11th Street Bridge, to the […]

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