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Memorial Bridge: Decaying Infrastructure in D.C.’s Backyard


The Arlington Memorial Bridge – built in 1932 and administered by the Park Service – sees roughly 68,000 vehicles pass over it daily. It’s also marred by decaying steel, crumbling concrete and peeling paint.

The bridge recently received a $90 million grant, but without the full $250 million needed for repairs, it could be forced to close permanently in the coming years.

President Trump has floated a $1 trillion infrastructure package, including $137 billion in tax credits to firms that back transportation projects – but that wouldn’t cover Memorial Bridge, which is prohibited from collecting user fees in the District of Columbia.

Melanie Zanona, The Hill

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