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How the Highway Killed Washington's Waterfront

And how the city plans to bring it back to life.
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In the shadow of the I-395 overpass, Washington, D.C.'s Maine Avenue Fish Market looks, sounds, and smells like any fish market in any commercial port. Barge-mounted stalls line an open pedestrian and parking plaza, fishmongers broadcast their specials and the air is ripe with the fumes of fresh fish and idling diesel engines. What sets this scene apart from similar ones in other port cities are those diesel engines; they belong to trucks, not trawlers. At the Maine Avenue Fish Market, for all its maritime ambiance, seafood arrives by land.