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Q Street Bridge, Spanning Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
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Spanning Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Washington, DC
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER DC-38
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N133).
Building/structure dates: 1915 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1938 initial construction
Significance: Q Street Bridge was designed by prominent architect Glenn Brown. It exemplifies the City Beautiful movement's influence on Washington. Together with the Connecticut Avenue Bridge (HAER No. DC-6), its arched masonry design established the pattern for other bridges along Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway.
Concrete Arch Bridges
City Beautiful Movement
Luten, Daniel B.
A.L. Guidone & Co
McComb, D. E.
Proctor, A. Phimister
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. AERIAL VIEW OF SOUTHEAST ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST
2. SOUTHEAST ELEVATION FROM P STREET BRIDGE
3. SOUTHEAST ELEVATION FROM PARKWAY, LOOKING NORTHWEST
4. SOUTHEAST ELEVATION FROM PARKWAY, LOOKING NORTHWEST
5. UNDERNEATH BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST FROM MULTI-USE TRAIL
6. SOUTHEAST ELEVATION, LOOKING WEST
7. DETAIL SHOWING ROW OF SCULPTED INDIAN HEADS ON BELT COURSE BELOW BRACKETS SUPPORTING PARAPET
8. DETAIL OF INDIAN SCULPTED BY A. PHIMSTER PROCTOR FROM LIFE MASK OF CHIEF KICKING BEAR
9. DETAIL OF BRONZE AMERICAN BISON SCULPTURE BY A. PHIMSTER PROCTOR (ONE ON EACH BRIDGE ABUTMENT)
Detail view of row of sculpted Indian heads on beltcourse (duplicate of HAER No. DC-38-7)
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