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Arlington Memorial Bridge, Watergate & Bridge Plaza, Adjacent to Arlington Memorial Bridge & Lincoln Me, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
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Adjacent to Arlington Memorial Bridge & Lincoln Me, Washington, DC
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER DC-7-A
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1932 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Arlington, , VA.
Significance: The Seawall, Watergate and Bridge Plaza were designed in 1928 as part of the Arlington Memorial Bridge complex. The Seawall is patterned after the Arlington Memorial Bridge in its detailing and dimensioned granite facing, while the Bridge Plaza mirrors the entrance of the Memorial Bridge in its design and with its statuary. Although designed and built almost thirty years after the McMillan Commission was disbanded, this structure reflects the original intention of the Commission--to build a memorial bridge on this site which would join North and South.
McKim,Mead & White
Nagle, John L.
Kendall, William Mitchell
Douglas, W. J.
Grier-Lowrance Construction Company
National Construction Company
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Nolin, Elizabeth M., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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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