Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation

The George Washington Memorial Parkway is undertaking a $227 million rehabilitation of the Arlington Memorial Bridge. The bridge had advanced deterioration that was threatening to make it structurally unsound. The project includes fixing structural issues as well as repair of stonework.

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Memorial Bridge Detours

The National Park Service is currently rehabilitating the Memorial Bridge which will last until 2021. The south sidewalk is currently closed to pedestrians and cyclists. There is a detour that requires crossing busy roadways multiple times. A video demonstrating the detour and additional information is available from the National Park Service at Here’s the…

Making the Memorial Bridge Detour Safer

The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail recently went on a bike ride with Katie Harris from WABA’s Capital Trails Coalition and Josh Nadas from the George Washington Memorial Parkway to discuss safety improvements to the Memorial Bridge detour.  Below are the recommendations the FOMVT provided to NPS. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback…

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