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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.

On-The-Job Training

The New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project will provide on-the-job training opportunities aimed at developing individuals.


The New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project has employment opportunities in design and engineering.

contracting opportunities

The New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project are open to all subcontractors.


Click and watch the video below to see a glimpse of the project.

5k Run and 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.

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