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Arlington Memorial Bridge, Spanning Potomac River between Lincoln Memorial & , Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Location
Spanning Potomac River between Lincoln Memorial &, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER DC-7
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Arlington, , VA.
Significance: As the final link in the chain of monuments which start at the Capitol building, the Arlington Memorial Bridge connects the Mall in Washington, DC with Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Designed to connect, both physically and symbolically, the North and the South, this bridge, as designed in the Neoclassical style, complements the other monumental buildings in Washington such as the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial. Memorial Bridge was designed by William Mitchell Kendall while in the employ of McKim, Mead and White, a prominent architectural firm based in New York City. Although designed and built almost thirty years after the McMillan Commission had been 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
Roads
Monuments & Memorials
Pedestrian Bridges


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


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
20. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTH FROM ARLINGTON TOWARDS LINCOLN MEMORIAL
21. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING EAST TOWARDS LINCOLN MEMORIAL AND WASHINGTON MONUMENT


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