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A Portion of the H Street Streetcar Tracks Will Have to Move?

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Well, this is a problem. The H Street Streetcar has arrived in the Atlas District and is on schedule to open later this year. Unfortunately, its current route over the Hopscotch Bridge to Union Station will have to move since DDOT has announced that within the next five years, the bridge will have to be replaced. Yes, the whole thing has to go, cool mosaic and all. WAMU reports that DDOT always knew that the tracks (and for that matter, the turnaround) over the Hopscotch Bridge would be temporary. That begs the question: why even build there in the first place? Is that not a waste of money to build something that will ultimately have to move?
· Despite The Streetcar, D.C. Plans To Replace H Street Bridge [WAMU]
· All Streetcar Coverage [CDC]