Thomas Matson, resident engineer with the Michael Baker Corp., walks along phase one of the New York Avenue Bridge project. The reconstruction has not proved to be the traffic nightmare that skeptics predicted. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Thomas Matson, resident engineer with the Michael Baker Corp., walks along phase one of the New York Avenue Bridge project. The reconstruction has not proved to be the traffic nightmare that skeptics predicted. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)