Arlington National Cemetery
Lorton Contracting Company Engineering and Construction
Blue stone material was utilized on the large commercial project for Lorton Stone Company.
21 truck loads of bluestone were utilized for the first phase of this job, consisting of almost 0.5 miles of bluestone walkway pavers in various sizes, 0.5 miles of garden curbing, and the most challenging part, 0.5 miles of 3 inch thick x 3.5 feet wide bluestone cap stones with hand chiseled rock face edges. The bluestone material was hand rock-faced to give a sculptural element to the high wall being built at the Arlington National Cemetery.
The wall is to be utilized for the expansion of the nation’s cemetery. First phase of the project was completed 2 months ahead of schedule in 2008.