Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The metal plates on M Street at the Key Bridge should soon be removed.
Drivers all-too-familiar with the steel plates and uncomfortable dip in M Street near the Key Bridge have something to look forward to: these nuisances should disappear when DCWater completes its Large Valve Replacement Project in mid-December. The project began in Georgetown in September 2011 and was supposed to be completed in September 2012. "The construction schedule has been extended to allow needed further coordination," according to Emanuel Briggs, a community outreach manager for DC Water. Briggs said extra coordination with the District Department of Transportation, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission and other impacted groups was necessary to work on "the most active insection in the city." Another reason for the extended …
Friday, November 18, 2011
In a coordinated nation-wide effort to mark two months of protest and show solidarity with other Occupy groups that have recently been evicted, Occupy DC protesters made their way from McPherson Square to the Key Bridge yesterday afternoon. "Whose bridge? Our bridge! Whose streets? Our streets," chanted protesters as they marched past high-end M St. stores, in one of D.C.'s wealthiest areas. Shoppers and clerks paused their daily routines to stare at protesters, some laughing and taking pictures, and others looking on with worry. Despite fears that the march would cause significant traffic obstructions, the estimated 175 to 300 protestors remained within sidewalks and designated areas of the street, under close watch of a police force of …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Earlier reports of a jumper on the Key Bridge were not substantiated.
Updated 7:30 p.m. An earlier report that a person was planning to jump from the Key Bridge appears to have been a false alert. Both Arlington and D.C. officials confirmed that no person was located in connection with the incident. Arlington County Detective Crystal Nosal said the individual did speak with Arlington's 911 dispatch, but that the Key Bridge is D.C.'s domain. D.C. Fire and EMS Spokesperson Pete Piringer said there was "nothing found" when teams reported to the scene. Original Post: A person is threatening to jump from the Key Bridge that spans the Potomac River between Arlington and Georgetown. According to sources, the Arlington County 911 is on the phone with a person claiming they are on the Key Bridge and going to jump. …
Monday, February 28, 2011
A police officer is in stable condition after being hit by an SUV while investigating a deadly crash.
Updated: Feb. 28 11:15 p.m. A Metropolitan Police Officer who was hit by an car on the Key Bridge Sunday night is in stable condition. The officer was on the scene of a deadly accident on the Key Bridge when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver who struck the officer has been charged with driving under the influence. The officer was hit from behind and thrown into the vehicle's windshield; he was briefly unconscious. He was transported to George Washington University. The driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene and was later charged. The driver in the hit-and-run accident has also been found and charged with driving under the influence.