Virginia-DC bridges to close to enhance Biden inauguration security

FILE PHOTO: Virginia's Governor Ralph Northam delivers a speech at the 2019 African Landing Commemorative Ceremony, observing the 400 year anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia, in Hampton, Virginia, U.S., August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four major bridges between Virginia and downtown Washington, DC will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for 48 hours on President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week to enhance security measures, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said on Friday.

Northam said in a statement along with members of Virginia’s congressional delegation that the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge, the Arlington Memorial Bridge, the Interstate 395 Bridge, and the 14th Street Bridge will close from 6 a.m. EST on Jan. 19 to 6 a.m. on Jan. 21.

The closures were the result of an agreement with U.S. Secret Service, which is overseeing security for the event.

Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Chris Reese