Massachusetts Avenue Bridge
Significance: This bridge, on axis with Massachusetts Avenue, replaced an earth-fill crossing that had been constructed in 1901; it was breached by a culvert through which a narrow two-lane road later passed. That viaduct constricted the traffic flow of the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway and obstructed the open-valley landscape. The design of the new bridge allowed the parkway to pass underneath its large arch, and it harmonized with the pre-existing bridges over Rock Creek.
- Concrete arch bridge over Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway on Massachusetts Avenue
- Washington, District of Columbia
- Open to traffic
- Built 1939; rehabilitated 1998
- - Harrington & Cortelyou of Kansas City
- Closed spandrel deck Arch
Length of largest span: 189.0 ft.
Total length: 386.2 ft.
Deck width: 49.9 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.91770, -77.05820 (decimal degrees)
38°55'04" N, 77°03'30" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/321562/4309657 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Washington West
- Inventory numbers
- DC 114 (District of Columbia bridge number)
BH 12250 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- June 6, 2019: Photo imported by Clark Vance
- May 4, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated GPS and info.