Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria Avenue Bridge, Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, 3.5 miles South of , Alexandria, Fairfax County, VA
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3.5 miles South of, Alexandria vicinity, VA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER VA-42-B
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1932 subsequent work
Significance: The Alexandria Avenue Bridge, also known as the Welling Underpass, was one of the first group of parkway bridges to be operated and maintained by the U.S. Government. The appearance of this bridge is similar to many of the other bridges along the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway because of its native stone facing. Its uniqueness lies below the surface, as it is a two-hinged, rigid-frame, reinforced concrete bridge.
Clarke, Gilmore D.
Budge, E. J.
Armstrong, E. W.
McNary., J. V.
Bureau Of Public Roads
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corp.
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Nolin, Elizabeth M., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. SOUTH ELEVATION.
2. NORTH ELEVATION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
3. DECK VIEW, LOOKING EAST.
4. DETAIL OF NORTHEAST PARAPET.
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