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Main article: "Clara Barton Parkway
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Northern section of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, Virginia

The Clara Barton Parkway is administratively part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. It was signed and designated as the George Washington Memorial Parkway until 1989, when it was renamed to overcome motorist confusion with the main segment in Virginia.[43]

The parkways on the two sides of the river were originally supposed to be joined by a bridge at the Great Falls of the Potomac River. However, opposition from preservationists led to the cancellation of that bridge. Instead, traffic between the two parkways uses the "American Legion Bridge downstream. The Virginia side of the Potomac River at Great Falls is managed by the Superintendent of the parkway as a "national park site, known as "Great Falls Park. Some elements of the proposed final parkway configuration—such as the concrete bridge that would have carried northbound traffic at the "Glen Echo turn-around—were built but have never been used.["citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

State County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
"Virginia "Fairfax "Mount Vernon 0.0 0.0 "SR 235 (Mount Vernon Memorial Highway) to "I‑95 – "Gunston Hall, "Washington Southern terminus at a "traffic circle
"Fort Hunt 2.7 4.3 Fort Hunt Road – "Fort Hunt Park
5.1 8.2 West Boulevard Drive
"Hunting Creek 8.3 13.4 Bridge
"City of "Alexandria 8.7–
10.1
14.0–
16.3
Gap in federal parkway; see "SR 400
"Arlington "Crystal City 12.5 20.1 "Reagan National Airport Interchange; two southbound exits
"Long Bridge Park Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary Southbound access only
13.7 22.0 "Gravelly Point Northbound access only
14.3 23.0 "I‑395 ("US 1) to "I‑66 – "Richmond, "Washington Exits 10B-C on I-395
"District of Columbia "Boundary Channel Bridge
"Columbia Island 14.7 23.7 "Columbia Island Marina, "LBJ Memorial Grove, "Navy and Marine Memorial Southbound access only
15.4 24.8 "SR 27 to "I‑395 – "LBJ Memorial Grove, "Pentagon No direct northbound exit
15.6 25.1 "Memorial Bridge, "Arlington Cemetery, "Military Women's Memorial
"Virginia "Arlington "Rosslyn "US 50 west – "Rosslyn No northbound entrance
16.1 25.9 "I‑66 east ("Roosevelt Bridge) / "US 50 east Southbound exit and northbound entrance
16.6 26.7 "Theodore Roosevelt Island Northbound access only
16.8 27.0 "US 29 north ("Key Bridge) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
North Highland 17.4 28.0 abbr=abbr= "Spout Run Parkway west to "I-66 west / "US 29 – "Washington Northbound exit and southbound entrance
19.2 30.9 Scenic Overlook Northbound access only
19.5 31.4 Scenic Overlook Northbound access only
"Fairfax "McLean 20.7 33.3 "Fort Marcy Northbound access only
21.5 34.6 "SR 123 – "Chain Bridge, "Washington, "McLean, "Claude Moore Farm
23.0 37.0 "George Bush Center for Intelligence, "CIA, "FHWA
Parkway Headquarters, "United States Park Police "At-grade intersection; no southbound entrance
23.5 37.8 "Turkey Run Park – "I-495, "Washington Provides U-turn access
24.9 40.1 "I‑495 – "Virginia, "Maryland Northern terminus; exit 43 on I-495
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Image gallery[edit]

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Vehicles round a bend in the parkway near Reagan-Washington National Airport and "Gravelly Point in Arlington, Virginia 
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Portion of the Potomac Heritage Trail as it passes through marshland near Belle Haven 
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Clara Barton Parkway in Maryland 
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Houses along the parkway near Mount Vernon 
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Aerial overview 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b §7.96 National Capital Region. Code of Federal Regulations. July 1, 2013. "36 C.F.R. 7.96. Retrieved January 16, 2013.. 
  2. ^ a b "Google (October 4, 2013). "George Washington Memorial Parkway" (Map). "Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Traffic Engineering Division (2009). 2009 Virginia Department of Transportation Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Including Vehicle Classification Estimates (Where Available). Jurisdiction Report US (Federal) (PDF) (Report). Virginia Department of Transportation. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ Smith 1999, p. 3
  5. ^ Smith 1999, p. 2
  6. ^ Davis 2001, pp. 140–1
  7. ^ Davis 2001, p. 133
  8. ^ Davis 2001, pp. 141–3
  9. ^ Davis 2001, pp. 148–50
  10. ^ Davis 2001, pp. 152–4
  11. ^ Davis 2001, pp. 155–6
  12. ^ Davis 2001, p. 157
  13. ^ Davis 2001, pp. 158, 160
  14. ^ Davis 2001, pp. 161–2
  15. ^ Davis 2001, pp. 166–7
  16. ^ Leach & Davis 1993, p. 67
  17. ^ Leach & Davis 1993, p. 69
  18. ^ Leach & Davis 1993, pp. 69–70
  19. ^ Leach & Davis 1993, pp. 70–1
  20. ^ Leach & Davis 1993, p. 71
  21. ^ Leach & Davis 1993, pp. 71–3
  22. ^ Leach & Davis 1993, pp. 74–5
  23. ^ Leach & Davis 1993, p. 75
  24. ^ "National Park Service (July 9, 2010). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  25. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  26. ^ Leach & Davis 1993, p. 77
  27. ^ "Mt. Vernon Highway Bill Passes Senate". Washington Post. March 7, 1928. p. 18. 
  28. ^ Leach & Davis 1993, p. 78
  29. ^ a b Leach & Davis 1993, p. 79
  30. ^ "Coolidge Signs 31 Bills, Ship Measure Included". Washington Post. May 24, 1928. p. 4. 
  31. ^ "Memorial Highway to Follow Route of Potomac River". Washington Post. January 25, 1929. p. 20. 
  32. ^ Davis 2001, p. 177
  33. ^ "Women's Club to Hear About Parkway Plans". Washington Post. January 1, 1929. ["page needed]
  34. ^ "Cramton Urges His Park Building Bill". Washington Post. February 14, 1929. p. 4. 
  35. ^ "Amendment Plans Great Falls Bridge". Washington Post. February 15, 1930. p. 3. 
  36. ^ a b George Washington Memorial Parkway (Fall 2007). "Appendix C: Capper-Cramton Act". Great Falls Park Final General Management Plan/EIS. National Park Service. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  37. ^ a b c Davis, Timothy; Croteau, Todd & Payne, R.D. "A Model Parkway". Highways in Harmony: George Washington Memorial Parkway, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC (Leaflet). Washington, DC: "National Park Service. Archived from the original on November 8, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  38. ^ Davis 2001, p. 178
  39. ^ Davis 2001, p. 179
  40. ^ Davis 2001, pp. 179–80
  41. ^ Davis 2001, p. 181
  42. ^ "Reservation List: The Parks of the National Park System, Washington, DC" (PDF). www.nps.gov. National Park Service; Land Resources Program Center; National Capital Region. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  43. ^ Shaffer, Ron (June 25, 2006). "After 20 Years of Columns, Checking the Rearview Mirror One Last Time". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 23, 2007. 

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