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Francis Scott Key Bridge


Photo taken by bankbryan in November 2007, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


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BH Photo #219330


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Concrete arch bridge over Whitehurst Freeway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and Potomac River on Water Street (U.S. 29)
Washington, District of Columbia, and Arlington County, Virginia
Open to traffic
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1986; rehabilitated 2017
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of Washington, D.C.
Open spandrel deck arch bridge; five main spans over river, one span on Virginia side added 1939 to span parkway; ramps added to Georgetown/Whitehurst Freeway end 1949; bridge widened from 50 to 66 feet 1950s
Length of largest span: 208.0 ft.
Total length: 1,791.5 ft.
Deck width: 65.9 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.90167, -77.07000   (decimal degrees)
38°54'06" N, 77°04'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/320498/4307901 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Washington West
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
Inventory numbers
DC 7 (District of Columbia bridge number)
VA 152 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 12273 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2017: Merged duplicate pages
  • May 29, 2017: HAER photos posted by Nathan Holth
  • August 20, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: added details from DC Highway Department publication
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • February 26, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 7, 2013: Photo imported by Clark Vance
  • November 16, 2012: Updated by Jared Mixson: Removed category "VA 29"
  • November 2, 2011: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • May 4, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type and name.


  • Nathan Holth
  • Jared
  • Shorpy.com collection - 1926 photo with bridge in background
  • Andrew Raker
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • HAER DC-51 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, Spanning Potomac River near Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia, DC


Francis Scott Key Bridge
Posted April 27, 2014, by a.noonie mis tip

Uhhhhhh....... there are 2 Francis Scott Key Bridges on Bridgehunter.