District of Columbia Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed District of Columbia bridges: 48
  • Bridges with photos: 35 (72.9%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 32 (66.7%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 47 (97.9%)

  • Total photos: 232

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 34 (70.8% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 23 (67.6% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 30 (88.2% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 33 (97.1% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 12 (25.0% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 11 (91.7% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 12 (100.0% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Aqueduct Bridge (1st) (Washington, built 1830, replaced by new bridge)
  2. Long Bridge (Second) (Washington, built 1835, unknown status)
  3. Manayunk Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Bridge (Washington, built 1845, open to traffic)
  4. Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge (Washington, built 1858, open to traffic)
  5. Aqueduct Bridge (2nd) (Washington, built 1868, replaced by new bridge)
  6. Chain Bridge (Seventh) (Washington, built 1874, replaced by new bridge)
  7. Anacostia River Bridge (Old) (Washington, built 1875, replaced by new bridge)
  8. Aqueduct Bridge (3rd) (Washington, built 1887, lost)
  9. Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge (Old) (Washington, built 1890, replaced by new bridge)
  10. Calvert Street Bridge (Washington, built 1891, replaced by new bridge)

Oldest Listed Extant Bridges

  1. Long Bridge (Second) (Washington, built 1835, unknown status)
  2. Manayunk Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Bridge (Washington, built 1845, open to traffic)
  3. Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge (Washington, built 1858, open to traffic)
  4. CSX - Anacostia River Bridge (Washington, built 1892, open to traffic)
  5. W&GF - Foundry Branch Bridge (Washington, built 1895, abandoned)
  6. Wisconsin Avenue Bridge (Washington, built 1900, open to traffic)
  7. Boulder Bridge (Washington, built 1902, open to traffic)
  8. CSX - Potomac River Swing Bridge (Washington, built 1904, open to traffic)
  9. Piney Branch Parkway Bridge (Washington, built 1906, open to traffic)
  10. Taft Bridge (Washington, built 1907, open to traffic)

By Design

  • Arch: 22 (45.8%)
    • Deck arch: 22 (45.8%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 7 (14.6%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 2 (4.2%)
      • Ribbed closed-spandrel arch: 2 (4.2%)
      • Steel arch: 2 (4.2%)
      • Stone arch: 1 (2.1%)

  • Beam: 2 (4.2%)
    • Stringer: 2 (4.2%)
      • Steel stringer: 2 (4.2%)

  • Girder: 5 (10.4%)
    • Deck girder: 3 (6.2%)
      • Deck plate girder: 3 (6.2%)
    • Pony/through girder: 1 (2.1%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 1 (2.1%)

  • Other: 1 (2.1%)

  • Truss: 17 (35.4%)
    • Deck truss: 4 (8.3%)
      • Howe deck truss: 1 (2.1%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 2 (4.2%)
    • Pony truss: 4 (8.3%)
      • Howe pony truss: 1 (2.1%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 3 (6.2%)
    • Through truss: 9 (18.8%)
      • Howe through truss: 2 (4.2%)
      • Pratt through truss: 3 (6.2%)
      • Queenpost through truss: 1 (2.1%)
      • Whipple through truss: 2 (4.2%)

  • Tunnel: 1 (2.1%)