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Tidal Reservoir, Outlet, Spanning Tidal Reservoir Outlet at Fourteenth Stre, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
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Spanning Tidal Reservoir Outlet at Fourteenth Stre, Washington, DC
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER DC-9-B
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N759).
Building/structure dates: 1888 initial construction
Significance: Built between 1888 and 1889 as part of the reclamation plan for the Potomac Flats, the Tidal Reservoir Outlet originally operated without accompanying inlet gates to control and regulate water flow from the channel through the reservoir to the river. Its stone masonry arch construction is representative of its functional design and purpose since the tidal gates were fitted into the arch spans. The Tidal Reservoir outlet was considered an engineering feat because of the dangerous nature of the river bottom at this location. Its function later changed to include foot traffic crossing over the channel to the flats.
Monuments & Memorials
Twining, Maj. William
Haines, Maj. Peter
Caouette, Jill Patricia, Delineator
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Shipe, Mary Kendall, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. DECK VIEW LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING EAST BASIN DRIVE BRIDGE AT LEFT AND 14TH STREET BRIDGE AT RIGHT.
2. VIEW FROM OPPOSITE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH ALONG EASTERN ELEVATION. 14TH STREET BRIDGE AT RIGHT.
3. VIEW FROM OPPOSITE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH, WITH WESTERN ELEVATION AT CENTER.
4. DETAIL OF SOUTHERN MOST ARCHES, EASTERN ELEVATION. OPEN FLOOD GATE VISIBLE WITHIN ARCH. VIEW TAKEN FROM UNDER 14TH STREET BRIDGE.
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