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What's with the walkways on the Memorial Bridge?

If you've seen the Memorial Bridge recently, you've probably wondered what those odd looking temporary walkways are on both sides of the sidewalk.

Tags: Arlington Memorial Bridge , Hank Silverberg , Meera Pal ,

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 04:01pm EDT

Cash offered for info. on Quantico bear killer

Animal rights organizations are offering a reward for any information concerning the slaughter of a black bear cub, found last November in Quantico, Va.

Tags: bear cubs , Humane Society of the United States , Humane Society , Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust , Prince William Forest Park , Triangle , Quantico Marine Base

Monday - 02/14/2011, 09:05am EST

Source: Interior won't challenge ousted chief's reinstatement

Fired U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers will meet Tuesday afternoon with officials from the Department of Interior and National Park Service to determine how she will return to the job from which she was relieved in 2004, WTOP has learned.

Tags: Theresa Chambers , Deborah Charette , Salvatore Lauro , Department of the Interior

Monday - 01/17/2011, 01:48pm EST

Ohio Drive roadwork finally completed

The smell of fresh asphalt wafted through the air around the area Monday was a reminder that the work to get the the heavily trafficked riverside commuter artery next to Memorial Bridge back to a smooth, car-ready surface was finally complete.

Tags: Ohio Drive , Lincoln Memorialln Memorial , Memorial Bridge ,

Monday - 11/15/2010, 09:10am EST

New visitors center proposals for Washington Monument

The National Park Service is considering five different plans for a new security checkpoint at the base of the iconic obelisk at the center of the National Mall.

Tags: Kristi King , Paul D. Shinkman , Washington monument ,

Monday - 11/08/2010, 10:30am EST

Ohio Dr. may reopen as early as next week

Recent rainy weather has delayed the expected completion date for the Ohio Drive roadwork, which for weeks has backed up traffic behind the Lincoln Memorial.

Tags: Ohio Drive , Lincoln Memorial , Southwest Freeway , Memorial Bridge , Independence Avenue , Adam Tuss , Paul D. Shinkman

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 08:27am EDT

Jefferson Memorial grounds' restoration half-way done

The tall cranes and other heavy construction equipment for the Jefferson Memorial's restoration project obscured the classic view of the domed structure during this year's National Cherry Blossom Festival, frustrating many camera-toting visitors.

Tags: Bill Line , Jefferson Memorial , Michelle Basch

Friday - 10/15/2010, 10:50am EDT

Is that federal land?

Is the park across the street from your home or office in the District federal land or District property?

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Bill Line

Monday - 10/11/2010, 11:25am EDT

Reflecting Pool shuts down for upgrades

Improvements to the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall that start later this month will close the iconic tourist attraction to the general public for up to two years.

Tags: Michelle Basch , Paul D. Shinkman , reflecting pool , National Mall , Bill Line ,

Monday - 10/04/2010, 10:54am EDT

National parks free on Saturday

The National Park Service wants volunteers to turn out for various activities, but even if you don't volunteer, the entrance fees to the parks will be waived.

Tags: nation's capital , NPS , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 09/24/2010, 09:37am EDT
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