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Taft Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #137605

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Rock Creek on Connecticut Avenue
Location
Washington, District of Columbia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907; rehabilitated 1995
Builder
- George S. Morison of New Bedford, Massachusetts (engineer)
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 178.2 ft.
Total length: 1,157.2 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 3, 2003
Also called
William Howard Taft Bridge
Connecticut Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.92118, -77.05016   (decimal degrees)
38°55'16" N, 77°03'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/322268/4310027 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Washington West
Inventory numbers
NRHP 03000584 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
DC 29 (District of Columbia bridge number)
BH 12242 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2005)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 72.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1996)
34,000

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2017: New photos from Dave King
  • May 29, 2017: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • January 23, 2013: Updated by Andy Peters: adds Taft Bridge as primary name; adds Roland Hinton Perry as sculptor of lions
  • November 5, 2012: New photo from Mike Roegner
  • May 4, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 16, 2010: Updated by Bob Morgan: added map marker
  • April 19, 2009: Posted HAER photos

Sources 

  • HAER DC-6 - Connecticut Avenue Bridge, Spans Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway at Connecticut , Washington, District of Columbia, DC
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • Nathan Holth
  • Mike Roegner
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com