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Arlington Memorial Bridge

Arlington Memorial Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1926
End of works: 16 January 1932
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Arch bridge
Bascule bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Reinforced concrete bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Crosses:
  • Potomac River
Coordinates: 38° 53' 14.86" N    77° 3' 18.54" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 65.88 m
total length 652.09 m

Materials

arches reinforced concrete
bascule span steel
veneer stone

Chronology

28 February 1961

The bascule span is opened for the last time. Since the opening of the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge immediately upstream which does not have a movable span, large vessels can no longer use the Potomac river at this location.

Participants

Design
Architecture

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20001279
  • Date created
    07/02/2001
  • Last Update
    19/08/2014