Francis Scott Key Bridge

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The Francis Scott Key Bridge, spanning the Potomac River between Washington, D.C. and Roslyn in Arlington County, 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 Francis Scott Key Bridge is noteworthy for its elegant and simple Classical design.

Last Updated: August 14, 2023

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

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