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Arlington Memorial Bridge

Western edge of the National Mall to Arlington National Cemetery
Washington, District of Columbia

Arlington Memorial Bridge
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The bridge's construction was authorized by Congress on February 24, 1925 and formally opened on January 16, 1932. Designed by architectural firm McKim, Mead and White, the neo-classical bridge is 2,163 feet (660 m) long.

The eastern entrance to the bridge features the "Arts of War" sculptures, "Sacrifice" and "Valor", which were completed by Leo Friedlander in 1951.

The center span of the bridge is a metal draw span, intended to allow large vessels to pass upriver. However, because the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge immediately upstream has no draw span and large ships cannot pass, the draw mechanism in the Arlington Bridge is not used.

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