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Calvert Street Bridge, Spanning Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER DC-23
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N134).
Building/structure dates: 1933 initial construction
Significance: This bridge represents the response of a prominent team of designers to the demand of the Commission of Fine Art that the new structures harmonize with both the landscape and the nearby Connecticut Avenue span (HAER No. DC-6). Its triple-arch design--concrete faced with stone--fit the pattern of masonry arches in the Rock Creek Valley.

Subjects
Concrete Arch Bridges
Transportation
Iron Truss Bridges


Related Names
Cret, Paul
Modjeski, Masters & Chase
Hermant, Leon
John W Cowper Co., Inc
Commission Of Fine Arts
Totten, George Oakley
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Ross, Amy, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AERIAL VIEW OF SOUTH ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHEAST
2. AERIAL VIEW OF NORTH ELEVATION, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
3. SOUTH ELEVATION FROM CONNECTICUT AVENUE BRIDGE
4. SOUTH ELEVATION FROM PARKWAY, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. UNDERSIDE OF ARCH OVER PARKWAY DRIVE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
6. SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT AT CALVERT STREET, SHOWING LEON HERMANT ALLEGORICAL RELIEF OF TRANSPORTATION BY AUTOMOBILE
7. DETAIL OF AUTOMOBILE RELIEF
8. NORTHEAST ABUTMENT AT CALVERT STREET, SHOWING LEON HERMANT ALLEGORICAL RELIEF OF TRANSPORTATION BY RAIL
9. DETAIL OF RAIL TRANSPORTATION RELIEF
10. NORTHWEST ABUTMENT AT CALVERT STREET, SHOWING LEON HERMANT ALLEGORICAL RELIEF OF TRANSPORTATION BY WATER
11. DETAIL OF WATER TRANSPORTATION RELIEF
12. SOUTHWEST ABUTMENT AT CALVERT STREET, SHOWING LEON HERMANT ALLEGORICAL RELIEF OF TRANSPORTATION BY AIR
13. DETAIL OF AIR TRANSPORTATION RELIEF
14. HISTORIC VIEW OF EARLIER CALVERT STREET BRIDGE, CA. 1891, BUILT FOR THE ROCK CREEK RAILWAY COMPANY. MLK LIBRARY (Negative No. 8427).


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