The Long Bridge Project Community Meeting
The railroad bridge that goes over the George Washington Parkway and the Potomac is called "Long Bridge". DDOT, in partnership with FRA, VRE and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), is advancing a study to address the potential rehabilitation or replacement of the Long Bridge. The study will evaluate the bridge’s long-term capacity and improvement needs. A new bridge would meet the future capacity needs of high-speed intercity passenger rail service on the Southeast High Speed Rail (SEHSR) Corridor and Northeast Corridor (NEC), expanded commuter rail services, namely VRE and potentially MARC, and increased freight rail traffic, namely CSX and potentially Norfolk Southern. In addition, several alternatvies are proposed for Bike/Ped and other modes of transit.