Norton Culminates Her Decade-Long Effort With Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Groundbreaking


Norton Culminates Her Decade-Long Effort with Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Groundbreaking

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today at a groundbreaking ceremony for Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and other local elected officials said that “the Frederick Douglass bridge is the most important bridge in the nation’s capital” because it connects all the wards of the city, as well as commuters as tourists.
Norton struggled for over a decade to squirrel hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds for the project over the course of several appropriations.  The bridge will come just in time to enhance two economic development projects Norton …

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