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Arlington Memorial Bridge, Boundary Channel Extension, Spanning Mount Vernon Memorial Highway & Boundary , Washington, District of Columbia, DC



B&W Photos

HB293722
Western View Of Bridge Plaza, Showing Memorial Bridge At Left And The Rock Creek And Potomac Parkway Ramp At Right

HB293723
Eastern View Of Watergate At Center And The Rock Creek And Potomac Parkway Ramp At Left

HB293724
Northeastern View Of The Rock Creek And Potomac Parkway Ramp

HB293725


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Mount Vernon Memorial Highway & Boundary, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER DC-7-B
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1932 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Arlington, , VA.
Significance: This bridge was designed in 1928 as part of the comprehensive plan for a memorial bridge and drive from the Mall in Washington to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Patterned in the neoclassical style to match the Arlington Memorial Bridge, the Boundary Channel Extension Bridge is as equally fine in its detailing. Although designed and built almost thirty years after the McMillan Commission was disbanded, this structure reflects the original intention of the Commission, which was to build a memorial bridge on this site which would join the North and South.

Subjects
Bridges
Pedestrian Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
McKim,Mead & White
Nagle, John L.
Kendall, William Mitchell
Douglas, W. J.
Severin, N. P.
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Nolin, Elizabeth M., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WESTERN VIEW OF BRIDGE PLAZA, SHOWING MEMORIAL BRIDGE AT LEFT AND THE ROCK CREEK AND POTOMAC PARKWAY RAMP AT RIGHT. VIEW TAKEN FROM THE REAR OF THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL.
2. EASTERN VIEW OF WATERGATE AT CENTER AND THE ROCK CREEK AND POTOMAC PARKWAY RAMP AT LEFT. VIEW TAKEN FROM NORTHERN RAILING OF MEMORIAL BRIDGE.
3. NORTHEASTERN VIEW OF THE ROCK CREEK AND POTOMAC PARKWAY RAMP. VIEW TAKEN FROM NORTHERN RAILING OF MEMORIAL BRIDGE.


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