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No post-earthquake damage to District bridges and tunnels has been discovered. Crews will continue to monitor critical infrastructure.
(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) mobilized teams of engineers immediately following today’s earthquake to inspect the District’s critical bridges, tunnels and major infrastructure construction projects. There was no damage discovered during these initial structural inspections.
At one point crews responded to a report of falling concrete on the Frederick Douglass Bridge, but no debris was found. In addition, DDOT has not received any reports of pavement or roadway damage from the earthquake.
Engineers will continue to monitor critical bridges this week and all DDOT construction projects will continue as scheduled on Wednesday.
This evening DDOT crews and contractors continue to work to restore all of the city’s traffic signals to normal operations. Following the earthquake there were approximately 30 signals reported in flash mode and 3 intersections that were completely dark.
Citizens are asked to call 311 if they see roadway or bridge damage that might be the result of the earthquake. For life threatening emergencies, call 911 immediately.