George Washington Memorial Highway

The George Washington Memorial Highway spans the route from Arlington Cemetery to Mount Vernon in Virginia. The total highway plan of four roadways (including the Washington Highway) has worked its way through several generations of politicians and its completion is not really in sight. The original trail to Mount Vernon first opened to traffic in 1928. The bridge in the feature image stands just north of Mount Vernon. Maintaining this bridge in its original state made us very happy. Although I would guess the bus drivers do not like the reminders to move to the inner lane before passing beneath the bridge. The clearance is only 10 feet 2 inches for the outer lanes.

A plethora of ritzy homes borders the western side of the highway while a nice pedestrian/bicycle trail runs between the highway and the Potomac River on the eastern side. This 25-mile stretch of highway is one of the more pleasant roads to travel.

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