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Connecticut Avenue Bridge, Spanning Klingle Valley, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Location
Spanning Klingle Valley, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER DC-27
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N740).
Building/structure dates: 1930 initial construction
Significance: This single-arch, steel span was designed by the same eminent designers as the Calvert Street Bridge (HAER No. DC-23), which post-dates it by a few years. Of a different material than other Rock Creek Valley spans, this Connecticut Avenue Bridge represents an alternative solution to the problem of designing a bridge for a park setting. Its steel arch was intended to be less obstructive to the landscape than the more massive bridges over Rock Creek that followed the general pattern of masonry-arch design set the Connecticut Avenue Bridge (1897-1907, HAER NO. DC-6).

Subjects
Bridges
Pedestrian Bridges
Steel Arch Bridges


Related Names
Cret, Paul
Modjeski, Masters & Chase
W.P. Thurston Company
Commission Of Fine Arts
Gotwals, Maj. John C.
Moore, Charles
Harvey, Robert, Field Team
Warsaw, Deborah, Field Team
Pape-Siliwonczuk, Dorota, Field Team
Miller, Evan, Field Team
Nose, Stephen, Field Team
Arearo, Tony, Field Team
Davis, Tim, Historian
Ross, Amy, Historian
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AERIAL VIEW OF NORTHEAST ELEVATION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
2. AERIAL VIEW OF SOUTHWEST ELEVATION, LOOKING EAST
3. AERIAL VIEW OF SOUTHWEST ELEVATION, LOOKING EAST
4. AERIAL VIEW OF NORTHEAST ELEVATION, LOOKING WEST
5. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST ALONG CONNECTICUT AVENUE
6. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST ALONG CONNECTICUT AVENUE
7. LOOKING NORTHWEST ALONG CONNECTICUT AVENUE
8. SOUTHWEST ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTH FROM POINT JUST WEST OF SOUTHWEST BRIDGE ABUTMENT
9. LANTERNS ON SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT, KENNEDY-WARREN APARTMENT BUILDING IN BACKGROUND
10. DETAIL OF LANTERN
11. DETAIL OF LANTERNS AND RAILING
12. DETAIL OF LANTERNS AND SOUTHWEST ABUTMENT
13. DETAIL OF BENCHES AND RAILINGS
14. DETAIL OF BENCH
15. DETAIL OF RAILING
16. DETAIL OF RAILING
Lantern and railing detail (duplicate of HAER No. DC-27-11)


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