It’s been quite a while since we popped a geo quiz. We warn you. This one is a doosie.
This place is located in Southern Maryland.
Thousands of cars and trucks pass over it each day.
Called an island, it’s about 2,000 feet by 500 feet.
Actually this place is a man-made peninsula, formed from castoff sediment of a dredging operation in the 40s and 50s that brought sand and gravel to the Pentagon.
Standing on the shore in Alexandria you can see this place, although you can’t make out all of its features.
The name of this place is Rosalie Island. If you are crossing the Wilson Bridge headed into Maryland, it is the first point of landfall.
A marker along the path there tells some of its story.