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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 0.03mi , Attraction : Start
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971 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
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Let's Begin
Looks like you found our starting point. If you happened to notice the Cuban Friendship Urn, don’t worry, our tour ends right back here and I’m saving that information for the very end. For now, please take the crosswalk and head south toward the Potomac River.
Place #2
Distance: 0.15mi , Attraction : Bridges
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971 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
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14th Street Bridges
Turn left here and start following the path. We are going to walk under a few bridges. Wanna hear about them? Good!

This first one is called the Arland D. Williams Jr Bridge. It was named after a hero in the tragic story of Air Florida Flight 90 back in 1982. He was a passenger on this flight when the airplane crashed into the bridge and then plunged into the icy Potomac River below. Arland Williams helped rescue the 5 survivors from the plane but then drowned before he could be rescued. He was a true hero.

The next bridge is the Charles R. Fenwick Bridge, named after a Virginia Senator. This bridge is for the Yellow Metro Line to get across the river.

Our third bridge here is called Long Bridge. It used to be a wooden toll bridge back in 1809. British forces set fire to the north end of Long Bridge back in 1812 and American troops burned the south end in 1814 so the whole thing got rebuilt in 1816. That’s fun, right? Sure it is!

Tour itinerary stops | Additional places you'll see on this self-guided tour

Map Pin Place 1 Let's Begin
Map Pin Place 2 14th Street Bridges
Map Pin Place 3 Directions
Map Pin Place 4 Red Buckeye Trees
Map Pin Place 5 Japanese Weeping Cherry Tree
Map Pin Place 6 Potomac River
Map Pin Place 7 Kwanzan Cherry Trees
Map Pin Place 8 Candy Cane Tree
Map Pin Place 9 Directions
Map Pin Place 10 Potomac River/Washington Channel/Anacostia River
Map Pin Place 11 Bald Cypress Trees
Map Pin Place 12 Washington Irish Rugby Football Club
Map Pin Place 13 Takesimensis Cherry Trees
Map Pin Place 14 Fort Lesley J. McNair
Map Pin Place 15 Eastern Cottonwood Trees
Map Pin Place 16 Directions
Map Pin Place 17 East Potomac Golf Course
Map Pin Place 18 The Oldest Trees
Map Pin Place 19 Directions
Map Pin Place 20 Directions
Map Pin Place 21 Okame Cherry Tree
Map Pin Place 22 Directions
Map Pin Place 23 Directions
Map Pin Place 24 Directions
Map Pin Place 25 Tidal Basin
Map Pin Place 26 Bathing Beach
Map Pin Place 27 Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Map Pin Place 28 Directions
Map Pin Place 29 Directions
Map Pin Place 30 Inlet Bridge
Map Pin Place 31 Directions
Map Pin Place 32 Directions
Map Pin Place 33 George Mason Memorial/Saucer Magnolia
Map Pin Place 34 Directions
Map Pin Place 35 14th Street Bridges
Map Pin Place 36 Cuban Friendship Urn

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