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Rapids Footbridge, Spanning Rock Creek .7 Mile South of Joyce Road No, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
General View Of North (upcreek) Elevation.
View Of South Elevation, Looking East.
Detail Of South Side Of Western Pier.
Detail Of Southeast Abutment.
View Of Trail Along Bridge, Looking East.
Photo Caption Pages
Spanning Rock Creek .7 Mile South of Joyce Road No, Washington, DC
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER DC-14
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Significance: Rapids Footbridge was one of eight bridges constructed in 1934 with the Fine Arts Commission's approval. It is a concrete arch bridge with stone abutments and wooden railings in keeping with the true and simple form of the park bridges of the 1930s.
Trails & Paths
Concrete Arch Bridges
Fine Arts Commission
Miller, Marcia M., Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. GENERAL VIEW OF NORTH (UPCREEK) ELEVATION.
2. VIEW OF SOUTH ELEVATION, LOOKING EAST.
3. DETAIL OF SOUTH SIDE OF WESTERN PIER.
4. DETAIL OF SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT.
5. VIEW OF TRAIL ALONG BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST.
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