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Encyclopedia > Hoover Field

Hoover Field was the first airport for Washington, D.C. which opened in 1926. It was located in Arlington, Virginia, near the intersection of the 14th Street Bridge and the George Washington Parkway where the Pentagon now stands. It closed in 1941 when Washington National Airport was opened. Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ... Arlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia (which calls itself a commonwealth), directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. By an act of Congress July 9, 1846, the area south of the Potomac was returned to Virginia effective in 1847 As of 2000... (Redirected from 14th Street Bridge) The 14th Street Bridge carries Interstate 395 and U.S. Highway 1 traffic across the Potomac River, connecting Arlington, Virginia and Washington DC. The bridge is also known for being the location of the Air Florida Flight 90 airplane crash on January 13, 1982. ... The George Washington Memorial Parkway, known to local motorists simply as the G. W. Parkway, is a parkway maintained by the U.S. National Park Service. ... A pre-9/11 view of The Pentagon, looking east with the Potomac River and Washington Monument in the distance. ... Color enhanced USGS satellite image of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, taken April 26, 2002. ...


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