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US50 Overpass


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

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #312634

Street View 


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


Haunched Deck plate girder bridge over Gwmp (Sb) & Boundary Cha on Arlington Blvd (U.S. Route 50)
Washington, District of Columbia, and Arlington County, Virginia
Open to traffic
Built 1946; rehabilitated 1966
Deck plate girder
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)
Quadrangle map:
Washington West
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory number
BH 65356 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 55.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

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


  • 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