Francis Case Memorial Bridge

From www.washingtonpost.com:

Before he became a politician, Francis Higbee Case worked at various papers published in his home state of South Dakota. He was editor and publisher of the Custer Chronicle when he was elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives. In 1950, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he got the nickname "Senator Comma" because of his obsession with detail.

Case chaired the Senate's District Committee. He was architect of the legislation that finally allowed D.C. residents the radical act of actually voting in a presidential election. He also was interested in building bridges -- or, more correctly, in not building one. Case opposed the District highway department's plan to cross the Potomac at 11th Street NW by bisecting Roosevelt Island. His compromise was to build a bridge farther south, grazing the bottom tip of the island.

Case died in 1962. Two years later, the South Dakota Senate delegation lobbied to have the bridge that carries Interstate 395 over the Washington Channel renamed in his honor. They couldn't name the bridge he'd worked on after him. It was already named after Teddy Roosevelt.
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