South Capitol Street
is a major street dividing the southeast
and southwest quadrants
of Washington, D.C.
It runs south from the United States Capitol
to the Washington-Maryland
line. Once it crosses the line, intersecting with Southern Avenue, it becomes Indian Head Highway (Maryland Route 210
) at the Eastover Shopping Center, a terminal or transfer point of many bus routes.
North of the Anacostia River
, South Capitol Street runs due north-south. Nationals Park
, home of the Washington Nationals
, is located on South Capitol Street near the Anacostia River. However, after crossing the Anacostia River
over the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
, South Capitol Street follows a slightly more winding path as it passes alongside Anacostia Naval Station
, Bolling Air Force Base
, and then through the southern end of Washington, D.C.
South Capitol Street links with major streets and highways such as Interstate 295
, the Suitland Parkway
, Atlantic Street, and Martin Luther King Junior Avenue. The section of South Capitol Street between Washington Avenue and the Suitland Parkway is part of the National Highway System
. Washington Avenue provides a National Highway System connection between South Capitol Street and Independence Avenue
Taxation Without Representation Street
The D.C. City Council
ceremonially renamed a portion of South Capitol Street "Taxation Without Representation Street
" in order to bring attention to the district’s lack of voting rights in...