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Thread: Tidal Basin, Memorial Bridge, Lincoln Memorial Street closures

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    Quote Originally Posted by ursus View Post
    Where were you able to go on the DC side? That is, are there other changes?
    You could continue to Henry Bacon Drive, 23rd, or Rock Creek Parkway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonflycrk View Post
    I saw on Strava a friend who ran across the 14th St bridge today at 3pm, accessing it from Ohio Dr. Maybe they're starting to ease restrictions? Or as someone said earlier, it really might be hit or miss depending on what officer is there.
    Yesterday 2 of my friends tried to cross. One was stopped by DC police, and told to go back to VA. The other was waved onto Hains Point after taking the staircase down from the 14th st bridge by a different cop (we only know it's different since they report one cop was male, the other female).

    So who knows what is happening...

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    Update from my friend who was able to run over 14th St bridge yesterday afternoon: "Tried biking to VA this morning. Tons of police. Wouldn't let me through. And they were confused among each other as to what was allowed."

    Craziness.

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    Has anyone been able to get a glimpse of the cherry blossoms, so we can predict if the ban will be lifted on Sunday? Based upon past experience, I doubt it.

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    Why can't they just ban parking and buses all along Ohio drive and tow anyone that parks there, at the golf course who isn't golfing or at the tennis courts who isn't playing tennis. That should thin out the crowds enough to have reasonable social distancing.

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    A neighbor around the corner from our apartment complex has a cherry tree blooming in synch with the Tidal Basin. Observing it, I expect blooms, and the traffic control measures, through the weekend. Sorry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starduster View Post
    A neighbor around the corner from our apartment complex has a cherry tree blooming in synch with the Tidal Basin. Observing it, I expect blooms, and the traffic control measures, through the weekend. Sorry...
    I would hazard the same guess based on how well the trees are holding up here in Edgewood (near Catholic U).

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    Latest information suggests the streets/bike/pedestrian closures will last through Sunday, March 29.

    https://twitter.com/NationalMallNPS/...88872880349184

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    Default 14th St. Bridge bike/ped closure

    Yesterday (Friday, March 27) access to the 14th Street Bridge bike/pedestrian path was closed in Virginia at the Mount Vernon Trail entrance. No one was being allowed onto the bridge from Virginia to bike to D.C. In D.C., nearly all bike access routes to the 14th Street Bridge were closed, notably 15th Street. I ended up getting back to Virginia by biking on lower 14th Street (where it becomes the freeway ramp to I-395 south), then crossing over the median to the roadway that passes in front of the Jefferson Memorial (East Basin Drive). Not a recommended bicycle route. The police in front of the Jefferson Memorial allowed me to access the bridge bike path and ride back to Virginia. Had to dismount at the Virginia end and walk around the barrier.

    Ohio Drive was closed east of the Memorial Bridge underpass. It was possible to bike up to Lincoln Memorial Circle and then east along the Mall.

    Rock Creek Parkway was closed to cars east of Virginia Avenue, so it was a very nice ride as far as the Memorial Bridge. Police officer said the Memorial Bridge was closed to bike traffic, so I did not check it out.

    Key Bridge was open in both directions.

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    I rode Memorial Bridge this morning (downstream side) with no drama. The shitshow of the 14th St Bridge is a completely different issue.

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