Following US-50 across Washington, D.C., takes you through the heart of the nation’s capital. Starting in the west, alongside Arlington National Cemetery at the Iwo Jima Memorial (which sits in the middle of a traffic circle and is all-but-impossible to reach), US-50 crosses the Potomac River, entering “The District” on the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge—making a beeline toward the State Department. US-50 then follows Constitution Avenue along the north side of The Mall, running past the Lincoln and Vietnam Veterans memorials and between the White House and the Washington Monument, before zigzagging northeast along 7th Street and New York Avenue. Heading east of D.C., US-50 turns into a freeway and runs east to Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay.