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K Street Bridge

Photos 

SOUTH ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST

Photos from Survey HAER DC-20

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #449125

Map 

Description 

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.

NBI has a hard time categorizing all the spans in this spot, hence some odd numbers for span length and total length.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Potomac Parkway and Rock Creek on K Street, N.W.
Location
Washington, District of Columbia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1940; rehabilitated 1998
Builder
- Harrington & Cortelyou of Kansas City
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 6.9 ft.
Total length: 79.1 ft.
Deck width: 85.6 ft.
Also called
Potomac Pkwy Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.90254, -77.05704   (decimal degrees)
38°54'09" N, 77°03'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/321624/4307973 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
31,800
Inventory number
BH 85448 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 89.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 6, 2019: Photo imported by Clark Vance

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Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • HAER