The Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment

The public is invited to review and comment on The Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (EA). The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, the US Coast Guard and the National Capital Planning Commission, prepared this EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. This EA analyzes the potential environmental impacts that would result from the implementation of the proposed repair and rehabilitation of the Arlington Memorial Bridge. Concurrently, the agencies are conducting consultation in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

The historic bridge spans the Potomac River between the National Mall in Washington, DC, and the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The bridge is an important element of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the regional transportation network, and the monumental core of Washington, DC. The proposed Arlington Memorial Bridge project includes the rehabilitation or replacement of the steel draw span (the bascule span); repairs to the deteriorated portions of the abutments, piers, and concrete arch spans; replacement of the concrete bridge deck; resurfacing of the travel lanes; replacement of the concrete sidewalks and refitting of granite curbs; repairs to granite bridge railings; repairs to lamp posts; repairs to access panels; installation of an improved drainage system; and other minor nonstructural bridge improvements.

The EA and appendixes are available for review and comment until May 16, 2016. See the EA newsletter for an overview of the project. These documents can be downloaded by selecting the document links below. Printed copies of the EA are also available for review at the following locations:

George Washington Memorial Parkway Headquarters
Turkey Run Park
McLean, VA 22101

Arlington County Public Library
Central Library
Public Library
1015 N Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201

Arlington County Public Library
Plaza Branch Public Library
Courthouse Plaza 1 & 2
2100 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

Comments may be submitted online at this website or sent to the address below. The comment period ends on May 16, 2016. Mailed comments must be postmarked by May 16, 2016 to receive consideration. Please be aware that the entire comment submitted - including personal identifying information such as address, phone number, email address - may be made publicly available. Requests to withhold such personal identifying information from public release will be considered, but there is no guarantee that they will be withheld.

Should you have any questions, please contact Simone Monteleone, Chief of Resource Management, George Washington Memorial Parkway, at 703-289-2512 or We appreciate your interest and participation in this process.
Comment Period: Closed        Apr 15, 2016 - May 16, 2016
Document Content:
AMB EA Appendixes April 2016_508.pdf   (26.0 MB, PDF file)
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