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Arlington Memorial Bridge

Arlington Memorial Bridge

Emergency lane closures for repairs on the iconic Memorial Bridge are drawing attention once again to the state of the region’s infrastructure. Along with water main breaks, rail accidents and delays and road plans that go nowhere, the need for repairs and expansion seem evident. But the will to take action is less so. We consider infrastructure needs locally and nationally and why it’s so hard to fund much-needed repairs.


  • Robert Puentes Director, Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative, Brookings Institution
  • Steve Walz Director of Environmental Programs, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Martin Di Caro Transportation Reporter, WAMU

VIDEO: A close-up look at the aging Memorial Bridge

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