Meade Street Bridge


Between Rosslyn and the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial., Arlington, VA 22209  View Map

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Meade Street Bridge
  • A significant portion of the project area is within National Park Service (NPS) land. This requires federal agency reviews and approval from NPS before construction can proceed.
  • The preferred concept plan has been reviewed by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), whose comments will be addressed during the final engineering phase. Final engineering will need to be approved by VDOT as a condition of granting construction permits.

About the Project

A study in January 2011 assessed safety, accessibility and functionality improvements for the Meade Street Bridge. Three different concept alternatives were designed as part of the study before a final preferred concept plan  was developed in early 2012.

Design concepts focused on improving:

  • Bike and pedestrian access and safety
  • Americans with Disabilities Act compliance
  • Vehicular circulation
  • Pedestrian, bike and motorist wayfinding (signs and markings)
  • Traffic controls
  • On-street parking
  • Transit access, bus shelter design and location
  • Landscape and visual character
  • Aesthetic improvements to the bridge structure
  • Lighting
  • Streetscape treatments
  • Public art locations

It’s anticipated that a redesigned bridge and approaches will improve safety on the bridge and enhance the overall pedestrian experience between Rosslyn and the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial).

Public Process

Date Meeting Materials
June 23, 2011 Meade Street Bridge Design Alternative Study Presentation
March 22, 2011 Design Alternatives Presentation
Jan. 10, 2011


The estimated cost for the preferred concept plan is approximately $5 million.

The cost estimate does provide for the structural and electrical infrastructure necessary to support the future “Luminous Bodies” associated with the “Corridor of Light” public art project in Rosslyn, but doesn't include costs for construction or installation of the sculptures.