In the coming year, the NPS will refill the Georgetown section of the C&O Canal with water. In 2020, a replica canal boat, for rides and educational purposes, is expected.
The 86-year-old bridge, closed daily from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. since Wednesday, Oct. 3, will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, and remain closed all weekend, reopening at 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8.
Georgetown Heritage will be contracting for a new canal boat, using part of a $3-million grant from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, matched with private funds.
On tonight’s ANC agenda, a presentation about the C&O Canal master plan by Alison Greenberg, executive director of Georgetown Heritage, and Kevin Brandt, superintendent of the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
One of D.C.’s oldest buildings, the Old Stone House in Georgetown will close for renovations from Oct. 30, 2017, through Dec. 1, 2018.