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Theodore Roosevelt Bridge


Photo taken by Andrew Raker in June 2012


BH Photo #287723

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Haunched deck girder bridge over Potomac River on I-66/US-50
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, and Washington, District of Columbia
Open to traffic
Built 1962
Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 414.1 ft.
Total length: 3,143.2 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 82.0 ft.
Also called
Teddy Roosevelt Bridge
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge
Roosevelt Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89225, -77.06012   (decimal degrees)
38°53'32" N, 77°03'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/321331/4306836 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Washington West
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
VA 179 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 54501 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 27, 2019: New photo from Josh Schmid
  • August 24, 2018: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Refined design, approach
  • February 12, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 10, 2014: New photo from Andrew Raker
  • November 16, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson


  • Jared
  • Andrew Raker
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Josh Schmid


Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
Posted November 10, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Functionally Obsolete is a term to describe a bridge that may not require repair, but does not meet modern guidelines for the roadway it serves. Such a bridge might be too narrow, might have a tight curve or bad line of sight on the approach (vertical and horizontal alignments).

Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
Posted November 8, 2015, by Jim (j)

The TR Bridge was built in 1964-66, not 1932.

Where do I find the definition of 'functionally obsolete'?