WHO WE ARE
South Capitol Bridgebuilders is the design-build contractor for the New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. South Capitol Bridgebuilders is a joint venture between Archer Western Construction LLC (Walsh Group) and Granite Construction Co. with AECOM serving as the bridge designer. South Capitol Bridgebuilders is committed to meeting our local hiring goals and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) contracting goals.
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Virtual Project Video
A tribute to an abolitionist leader will see its resurrection in the New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project in Washington, D.C. The old bridge is years past its useful life, and construction is proceeding apace on the new span across the Anacostia River. The new bridge is more than just a span; it’s an essential component in a revitalization plan as pedestrian overlooks, piers, and arches are part of the project.
5k Run & Ribbon Cutting
Even after 71 years, this historic bridge has been treasured and viewed as a symbol of unity and transparency between all Wards of the District of Columbia. Many gathered this Labor Day (September 6, 2021) to celebrate the opening of the new Fredrick Douglas Memorial Bridge. On this day, South Capital Bridge Builders hosted a 5K run. People enjoyed live music and food from various food trucks and performances from local groups and artist.