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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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Looking east at construction on Arlington Memorial Bridge over the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Note the statue on the partially-constructed pedestal just to the right of the abutments (bottom center). The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts erected this mock-up to determine how high statues on the piers of the bridge should be.

Cool 1928 Photo of Arlington Memorial Bridge Construction

This beautiful old photo shows the construction of Memorial Bridge looking from D.C. towards Arlington …

  • H

    maybe it’s just my PC, but I can’t seem to enlarge the picture. Cool photo.

  • ET

    H if you go to the original you may be able to see it larger by looking at the tiff.

    I can see that the street car was coming/going to Potomac Park and a WL Simmons truck selling ice.

    Funny but the passenger in one of those cars look like he is either reading a newspaper or a map.

  • Tracy

    Does anyone know what type of trees are in Thomas Circle? They are quite interesting in the Spring/Summer