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US50 Overpass

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South Side Of Bridge Looking Northeast Toward Downtown Washington D.C

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Description 

The Route 50 Bridge, westbound was built in the mid 1940s as part of the extensive Pentagon Road Network. The bridge was built under contract as War Department Bridge No. 6. The bridge carries two lanes of traffic in the direction of Route 50, westbound. It was reconstructed in 1966.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Haunched Deck plate girder bridge over Gwmp (Sb) & Boundary Cha on Arlington Blvd (U.S. Route 50)
Location
Washington, District of Columbia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1946; rehabilitated 1966
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 107.9 ft.
Total length: 267.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.88889, -77.06441   (decimal degrees)
38°53'20" N, 77°03'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/320951/4306472 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65356 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 73.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
10,600

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 7, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER DC-40 - U.S. Route 50 Overpass, Westbound, Spanning GWMP at U.S. Route 50 & Arlington Boulevard, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
  • Dana and Kay Klein