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Original Airport Entrance Road Bridge

Photos 

West Elevation Of Bridge Looking Northeast

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #312602

Map 

Description 

The Original Airport Entrance Overpass is one of the twelve original bridges of the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway.

The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (MVMH) was completed in 1932 and became the first segment of the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP). The Orginal Airport Entrance Overpass, referred to in the original drawings as Overpass, Entrance to Proposed Airport, was completed in 1931 in anticipation of National Airport. In 1939 and the expansion of Gravelly Point Airport, now National Airport, led to the first significant realignment of the highway. The overpass became a part of internal airport circulation without ever being used by the MVMH. It was demolished in February 1994.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

I'm not 100% on the location.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Original Airport Entrance Road on GWMP
Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1932; Replaced 1994
Builders
- Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation of New York, New York
- U.S. Bureau of Public Roads of Washington, D.C.
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 66.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.84949, -77.04791   (decimal degrees)
38°50'58" N, 77°02'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/322284/4302066 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alexandria
Inventory number
BH 65342 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER VA-92 - Original Airport Entrance Overpass, Spanning original Airport Entrance Road at National Airport, Arlington, Arlington County, VA