East Capitol Street

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East Capitol Street
East Capitol Street looking towards the Capitol .jpg
East Capitol Street at its intersection with 8th Street, looking towards the U.S. Capitol
Other name(s) East Capitol Street NE
East Capitol Street SE
Maintained by DDOT
Location Washington, D.C., U.S.
Coordinates 38°53′23.2″N 76°59′43.9″W / 38.889778°N 76.995528°W / 38.889778; -76.995528Coordinates: 38°53′23.2″N 76°59′43.9″W / 38.889778°N 76.995528°W / 38.889778; -76.995528
West end 1st Street
Major
junctions
Massachusetts Avenue
Independence Avenue / C Street
DC 295 (Anacostia Freeway)
Benning Road
East end MD 214 / Southern Avenue

East Capitol Street is a major street that divides the northeast and southeast quadrants of Washington, D.C. It runs due east from the United States Capitol to the DC-Maryland border. The street is uninterrupted until Lincoln Park then continues eastward to Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. East of the stadium, East Capitol crosses the Anacostia River over the Whitney Young Memorial Bridge and then goes underneath Route 295 before crossing into Prince George's County, Maryland where it becomes Maryland State Highway 214.

The western stretch of East Capitol Street, which passes through the heart of Washington's Capitol Hill neighborhood, includes some of the priciest real estate in the city. East Capitol Street is home to the Folger Shakespeare Library.