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K Street Bridge, Spanning Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

K Street Bridge, Spanning Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

 
 
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Significance: K Street was the site of the second crossing between Georgetown and Washington, with a bridge built here in 1792. The present bridge is an important link in the transportation artery that connects K Street in Washington to the Virginia and Maryland suburbs via the Whitehurst Freeway. Though its massive form creates a visual barrier in the midst of the parkway, the stone facing and arcuation represents an attempt to match the other Rock Creek spans. The same team of designers are responsible for this bridge produced Massachusetts Avenue Bridge (HAER No. DC-22).
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N129
Survey number: HAER DC-20
Building/structure dates: 1939- 1941 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1947- 1949 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Justement, Louis
Harrington & Cortelyou
District of Columbia Highway Department
Schiavi, Vincent
Department of Public Works, District of Columbia
Leach, Sara Amy, transmitter
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Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.90561, -77.05547
Google Map of 38.905611, -77.0554705
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Library of Congress
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