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Ross Drive Bridge, Spanning Rock Creek at Ross Drive, South of Joyce , Washington, District of Columbia, DC
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South of Joyce, Washington, DC
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER DC-13
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N268).
Building/structure dates: 1907 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1968 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1988 subsequent work
Significance: Ross Drive bridge is one of the earliest known triple-hinge bridges in the United States. The bridge is an open spandrel, reinforced concrete bridge with three parallel arches.
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Markham, Capt. E. M.
Darwin, W. P.
Douglas, W. J.
Morrow, Maj. Jay J.
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Miller, Marcia M., Historian
Anderson, Douglas, Delineator
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. WEST ELEVATION, LOOKING DOWNSTREAM.
2. EAST ELEVATION.
3. EAST ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
4. DETAIL OF HINGES AT SOUTH ABUTMENT.
5. DETAIL OF PLANT TROUGHS AT CENTER.
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