Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation
Washington, District of Columbia
The Arlington Memorial Bridge was originally constructed in the late 1920’s to the early 1930’s and connects the Lincoln Memorial to the Arlington National Cemetery. Prior to the rehabilitation project, the bridge had been load restricted due to significant structural issues, and without these upgrades it would have been closed.
The rehabilitation project included major structural repairs, including a complete replacement of the inoperable bascule span with a new fixed span; complete replacement of the entire bridge deck and sidewalk; and substantial structural updates to the piers and abutments. As a historical feature of the capital, maintaining the original look and feel of the bridge was critical to the project, so architectural repairs included removing, rehabilitating/repairing, and reinstalling the granite railing, bascule span metal cladding and streetlighting.
Mass. Electric Construction Co.’s scope of work on the project included lighting upgrades both inside and outside of the bridge, electrical work supporting future maintenance work, navigation lighting, and a temporary lane use control system used during the project to facilitate the phased structural work.