From Brownfield to Playing Fields

From Brownfield to Playing Fields (HM2HL8)

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N 38° 52.005', W 77° 2.742'

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This small piece of land has a long history of light industrial use: brickyards, construction, a service station, and a scrapyard. When Arlington acquired the property, the County entered the site into the Voluntary Remediation Program, allowing state oversight of the cleanup process to ensure the site's safety for recreational use.

Bricks from the West Brothers Brick Company (pictured here around 1935) were used in the Pentagon, the Capitol and the White House. West Brothers was one of many companies to use this land as a brickyard.

You can see some light industrial use of the land in this 1999 aerial view of the future Long Bridge Park site.

The County removed heavily contaminated soil from the site. The remaining soil was isolated in designated Placement Zones and covered with up to two feet of clean fill dirt to further safeguard park visitors.
HM NumberHM2HL8
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Date Added Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322519 N 4303978
Decimal Degrees38.86675000, -77.04570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.005', W 77° 2.742'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 0.30000000000015" N, 77° 2' 44.52" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
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