• Aerial view of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the fall

    George Washington

    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

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  • Lane Closures for Bridge Inspections

    Workers will close lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway while they inspect the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge on October 20 and the Metro bridge near I-395 on October 23. All lanes will be open during morning and afternoon rush hours. More »

  • Multiple Closures during Marathon on Sunday, October 26th

    Please visit the "Closures & Construction" page for more detailed information and for a list of alternate routes for the G.W. Parkway northbound from Rt. 50 to Rt. 123. More »

Arlington Memorial Bridge & Avenue

Arlington Memorial Bridge and Avenue provide a ceremonial entrance to Washington, DC from Virginia. Designed to be an "Avenue of Heroes," it is lined with monuments and memorials to such diverse figures as Admiral Byrd, the Seabees, Valor, and Sacrifice.

 
Memorial Bridge and Avenue
 

Things to Do

A walk or bicycle ride across Arlington Memorial Bridge and Avenue is a scenic route from the Lincoln Memorial to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.

To request a ranger-led program at Arlington Memorial Bridge and Avenue please call 703‑289‑2553.

Hours & Seasons

Arlington Memorial Bridge and Avenue is open year round, 24 hours a day.

Directions

Arlington Memorial Bridge and Avenue stretches between Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

On Foot or by Bicycle

From the Mount Vernon Trail, follow a signed route uphill. Please use caution at the crosswalks. Drivers on the roads around Memorial Circle are often lost and distracted by merging lanes and entrance and exit ramps.

By Car

From Washington, DC, Arlington Memorial Bridge and Avenue can be reached from the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, Constitution Avenue, 23rd Street Northwest, Ohio Drive, and Independence Avenue.

From Virginia, Arlington Memorial Bridge and Avenue can be reached from the George Washington Memorial Parkway, VA-110, and VA-27.

Parking is available along the ramp that extends from Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway to the Lincoln Memorial. Parking is also available for a fee at Arlington National Cemetery.

By Metro

The Arlington National Cemetery station is located on Memorial Avenue.

Facilities

Restrooms, water fountains, and trash cans are located in the Arlington National Cemetery visitor center and at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.

Rules and Regulations

Bicycles are allowed on Arlington Memorial Bridge and Memorial Avenue, but not inside Arlington National Cemetery.

Commercial activities and activities by organized groups, including wreath laying ceremonies and organized runs, walks, and rides, require a permit. For information about permits please call 703‑289‑2513.

For a complete list of rules, please read the Laws & Policies.

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