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Connecticut Avenue Bridge, Spans Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway at Connecticut , Washington, District of Columbia, DC
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Spans Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway at Connecticut, Washington, DC
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER DC-6
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N269).
Building/structure dates: 1897 initial construction
Significance: Designed by prominent engineer George B. Morison, Connecticut Avenue Bridge was described at the time of its construction as the largest concrete arch in the world. This seven-arch span was erected without steel reinforcement, composed entirely of monolithic concrete masonry and molded concrete block. It was an inspiration to Washington bridge designers of the twentieth century.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Casey, Edward P.
Morison, George B.
Douglas, W. J.
Cranford Paving Company
District Construction Company
Bairstow, Ernest C.
Warshaw, Deborah, Delineator
Pape-Siliwonczuk, Dorota, Delineator
Miller, Evan, Delineator
Nose, Steven, Delineator
Arcaro, Tony, Delineator
Davis, Tim, Historian
Ross, Amy, Historian
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
9. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING EAST
10. SOUTHWEST ELEVATION, LOOKING EAST
11. SOUTHWEST ELEVATION, LOOKING EAST
12. DETAIL OF ARCH OVER PARKWAY DRIVE, LOOKING EAST
13. NORTHWEST ELEVATION, LOOKING SOUTH
14. LOOKING NORTHWEST ALONG TOP OF BRIDGE, FROM ADJACENT APARTMENT BUILDING
15. DETAIL OF ORNAMENTAL LAMP POSTS, LOOKING NORTHWEST
16. DETAIL OF ORNAMENTAL LAMP POSTS
17. DETAIL OF PLAQUE WITH DESIGN CREDITS, SOUTHWEST ABUTMENT
18. DETAIL OF PLAQUE WITH ADDITIONAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION, SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT
19. DETAIL OF PLAQUE DESCRIBING LION SCULPTURES BY ROLAND HINTON PERRY, NORTHWEST ABUTMENT
20. DETAIL OF LION SCULPTURE, NORTHWEST ABUTMENT
21. DETAIL OF LION SCULPTURE, SOUTHWEST ABUTMENT
22. DETAIL OF LION SCULPTURE, SOUTHWEST ABUTMENT
23. HISTORIC VIEW OF CONNECTICUT AVENUE BRIDGE, WITH WOODLEY AVENUE BRIDGE ABUTMENT (BELOW SECOND ARCH FROM RIGHT), CA. 1910. MLK LIBRARY (Negative No. 8427).
Perspective view looking to southeast elevation (similar to HAER No. DC-6-11)
Detail, lampposts (similar to HAER No. DC-6-4)
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