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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

000-0014 Arlington Memorial Bridge

Arlington Memorial Bridge
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NPS ID 80000346

NRHP Listing Date 04/04/1980

The Arlington Memorial Bridge spans the Potomac River on the axis between the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and Arlington House and Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Designed by the prominent architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White during the 1920’s, the low, Neo-Classical bridge has nine broach arches across the river and roadways passing through additional segmental-arched openings on either end.  The bridge includes a central bascule draw span, now sealed and inoperative, that one time was the longest, heaviest and fastest such draw span in the world.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated January 28, 2019