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Arlington Memorial Bridge

Arlington Memorial Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Bascule bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Built: 1926 - 1932
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA, North America
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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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0001279
Created: 07/02/2001
Last Updated: 19/08/2014