Arlington Memorial Bridge & Avenue

Arlington Memorial Bridge & Avenue

Arlington Memorial Bridge & Avenue
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,422 contributions
Dec 2022
This bridge connects Arlington National Cemetery with Washington DC. A walk from the National Mall is easy and pleasant, albeit a bit challenging. The panorama of Potomac River and downtown Arlington is particularly impressive. Metro connection available on the Virginia side.
Written December 16, 2022
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,814 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
The Arlington Memorial Bridge connects people to Arlington Cemetery on the west side of the Potomac River and the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall on the east side. Best appreciated if you walk the bridge as a pedestrian. It is a straight shot from the Lincoln Memorial across the bridge to Arlington Cemetery.
Written September 10, 2023
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Jun 2022 • Couples
PROS
• Famous historical bridge- remember for the JFK funeral procession
• It connects major national monuments and shrines
• It has decorative statues at its ends
• It can be crossed by foot or on bicycle, but there are always obstacles

CONS
• Major traffic thoroughfare
• It is always under construction somewhere at some point and area
• The traffic circle at the entrance/exit to Virginia is unclear and counter- intuitive and confusing

“I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
… when coming from the U.S. Marine Corps Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.

That aforementioned traffic circle is a source of consternation for me- it is dangerous from so many cars, and unclear where the turnoffs are.

Pay attention and use Waze or Google maps.
Written July 8, 2022
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springbank
Greve, Denmark3,659 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Arlington Memorial Bridge opened to traffic back in 1932 and currently the bridge is undergoing a major rehabilitation. The bridge connect the nation's capital to Arlington National Cemetery.
The bridge regarded as Washington DC’s most beautiful bridge. The bridge is a national memorial symbolizing reunification of the North and the South following the Civil War.
Written October 11, 2018
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Apr 2023 • Couples
PROS
* Elegant, stately, world famous and historic
* Connecting outstanding landmarks on both ends- the stately Lincoln Memorial and the solemn Arlington National Cemetery

CONS
* Traffic patterns are confusing

“I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
… when driving between Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Washington DC

For more details, see my review from last year, two below this one and written on July 8, 2022.

I was happy to see that there was no construction this time.

ADVICES
For sure go- walk or bicycle or car- is scenic in either direction and I’m not even sure which one I prefer.

If driving, use Waze and need very careful and cautiouu u s at the traffic circles and merged roads on both ends of the bridge- very confusing.
Written April 30, 2023
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Beverley B
Stourport on Severn, UK259 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We spent the day in Washington as a break from New York City and the whole experience was fab. You need to pick up the Trolley Tour from the station and hop on, hop off so you see all of the fabulous attractions, Arlington being one of them
Written March 1, 2020
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leuveen
United Kingdom1,250 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
A bridge connecting Lincoln Memorial and Arlington Cemetery - it's much closer that it seems to be, so consider taking a walk instead of using public transportation. While the views are very nice, the cars on the bridge may be a nuisance.
Written March 24, 2019
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Karen V
Tampa, FL2,902 contributions
May 2018 • Family
It's a very old bridge with a lot of history. It reminds me of the Pont au Change bridge in Paris. The one with Napoleon's imperial insignia, only this one isn't as ornate as the Pont au Change. Also, the Arlington Memorial Bridge is much longer. I believe the architectural style of both of these bridges is about the same.

Anyway, it's the bridge you cross from the Lincoln Memorial to get to Arlington Cemetery. It's a very long walk. I know people walk the full way, but you can get to the National Cemetery by metro or taxi just as easily. It was raining on the day that we arrived there. People were slipping on the wet sidewalks and getting injured. It was worth it for us to pay the extra money to cross the bridge.
Written June 3, 2018
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
Travelers to Washington D.C. cannot miss this bridge. It is a ceremonial bridge linking between the Arlington Cemetery in Arlington VA to the South end of the National Mall where the Lincoln Memorial is located. To see the grand view of the Avenue, the best two places to see are top of the Hill at Kennedy Grave site or at the back of Lincoln memorial. During the Cherry Blossom time, the grove nearby has beautiful blossoms. To see the design and detail of the design, stay on West Potomac Park or the old steps from the top of land down to the parkway and the river. Sunset view of the bridge on the Potomac is best on D.C. side.
Written April 17, 2017
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,629 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
The Arlington Memorial Bridge is an arch bridge constructed in 1932, crossing the Potomac River and linking Arlington, Virginia to Washington D.C. The concept behind the bridge was to create a ceremonial entrance to nation's capital.

Motor vehicles, bikers and pedestrians alike can make use of the bridge, taking in the impressive Arts of War sculptures, Valour and Sacrifice at the eastern end of the Bridge facing The Lincoln Memorial. These are quite impressive to see.

From the eastern entrance to the bridge, you can easily make out Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the far end of the Memorial Avenue as well as Robert E. Lee's Arlington House at the top of the hill above the National Cemetery grounds. In the opposite direction, when approaching D.C.,The Lincoln Memorial is directly in sight. You can clearly see the Washington Monument as well.

Note: For those with time, walking across the Arlington Memorial Bridge is an interesting way to combine visits to The Mall and the Arlington National Cemetery.

Note: There are very good views of the bridge from the back of the Lincoln Memorial. With long lens or binoculars you can inspect the Valour and Sacrifice monuments and bridge quite well from this nearby vantage point. You can also make out the bridge from the Arlington House but at a much greater distance.
Written August 17, 2016
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