The Arlington Memorial Bridge, spanning 2,162 feet across the Potomac River, is a significant part of the monumental core of Washington, DC. The neoclassical bridge opened in 1932 and connects both physically and symbolically the North and the South on the axis between the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial. It stands as a symbol of the reconciliation between the Union and Confederacy after the Civil War.

Details

  • Designed by McKim, Mead & White
  • Opened in 1932
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Design-build delivery

Type

A design/build rehabilitation project for the bridge will restore structural integrity while protecting and preserving its memorial character and significant design elements. In addition to major structural repairs, the rehabilitation includes replacement of the steel bascule draw span, masonry cleaning and repair of the granite balustrade and ashlar facing of the concrete arch spans, and restoration of the steel bascule fascia and aluminum balustrade, as well as replacement of the concrete deck and sidewalks. This comprehensive rehabilitation will ensure the bridge’s continued function as a vital regional transportation link and an important gateway to the nation’s capital.