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Connecticut Avenue Bridge, Spans Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway at Connecticut , Washington, District of Columbia, DC



B&W Photos

HB292700
Aerial View Looking East

HB292701
Southwest Elevation, Looking East

HB292702
Southwest Elevation, Looking East

HB292703
Detail Of Arch Over Parkway Drive, Looking East

HB292704
Northwest Elevation, Looking South

HB292705
Looking Northwest Along Top Of Bridge, From Adjacent Apartment Building

HB292706
Detail Of Ornamental Lamp Posts, Looking Northwest

HB292707
Detail Of Ornamental Lamp Posts

HB292708
Detail Of Plaque With Design Credits, Southwest Abutment

HB292709
Detail Of Plaque With Additional Design And Construction Information, Southeast Abutment

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Detail Of Plaque Describing Lion Sculptures By Roland Hinton Perry, Northwest Abutment

HB292711
Detail Of Lion Sculpture, Northwest Abutment

HB292712
Detail Of Lion Sculpture, Southwest Abutment

HB292713
Detail Of Lion Sculpture, Southwest Abutment

HB292714
Historic View Of Connecticut Avenue Bridge, With Woodley Avenue Bridge Abutment (below Second Arch From Right), Ca

HB292715
Dc-6-11)

HB292716
Dc-6-4)

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Item Title


Location
Spans Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway at Connecticut, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
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.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Roads
Concrete Arch Bridges


Related Names
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


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
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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