The Arlington Memorial Bridge, once a proud symbol of national unity, has recently become emblematic of congressional disunity.

The arched span, which links Arlington National Cemetery and the Lincoln Memorial, opened in 1932. Officials shut down two lanes recently to begin emergency repairs, a move that will create a major choke point for at least six months.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx bemoaned congressional inaction regarding transportation funding, noting that federal lawmakers have now put 33 short-term fixes in place, ignoring calls for a multi-year funding measure. More than 60,000 motorists will receive a daily reminder that legislative gridlock begets the real kind of gridlock.

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