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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

000-5823 Francis Scott Key Bridge

Francis Scott Key Bridge
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 10/18/1995

NRHP Listing Date 03/01/1996

NPS property number 96000199

The Francis Scott Key Bridge, spanning the Potomac River between Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia, is a skillfully designed reinforced concrete arch bridge. Originally constructed to provide automotive, trolley, and pedestrian transit, the bridge has served as an important link between Washington and northern Virginia. Nathan C. Wyeth designed the bridge in 1916 and construction was completed in 1923. The structure is noteworthy for its elegant and simple Classical design.


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

Updated September 19, 2018