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Arlington Memorial Bridge to Close Again for Repairs

High, fast-moving water kept construction crews from completing all of the work that was originally scheduled during last weekend's closure, the NPS said

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    What to Know

    • High, fast-moving water kept construction crews from completing all of the work that was originally scheduled during last weekend's closure.

    • The bridge will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and again this weekend from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

    If you planned on using the Arlington Memorial Bridge this week, you may have to find another way to get across the Potomac River.

    The National Park Service (NPS) says the bridge will be closed overnight — from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. — Wednesday and Thursday. Another closure is planned for the weekend, from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

    High, fast-moving water kept construction crews from finishing all the work that was originally scheduled for last weekend's closure, the NPS said.

    Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will need to use the 14th Street, Roosevelt and Key bridges instead.

    Boaters will also be directed away from the water under the bridge's central span. 

    The closure is needed to make repairs on the 85-year-old bridge, which connects the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. The bridge is meant to symbolize a reunification of the North and South. 

    The NPS says commuters should also expect intermittent lane closures over the next two and a half years. The next weekend closure is planned for next month. 

    The NPS is asking for people who frequent the bridge to come to a public meeting on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the National Capital Regional Headquarters at 1100 Ohio Drive SW to learn how to plan their travel around the closures.

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