This is what the Ulysses Grant Bridge would look like if it actually came to be. If you read our previous post on the topic, you’ll remember that in 1887, a bill was proposed in Congress to build the memorial bridge.
The proposed bill to Congess began as follows: “the desire of the people of the United States that a monument of imperishable material should be erected in honor of its greatest soldier of a design suitable to commemorate his distinguished services; and that the most appropriate design is a grand monumental bridge to connect Washington with the sacred grounds of Arlington, where fifteen thousand Union soldiers lie buried.”
It’s quite cool to see the unbuilt, 130 year-old bridge as it would look today. And, here is the old image we shared some time ago.
We have number of great stories covering unbuilt Washington. Check those out.