K Street Bridge (1940)
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.
- Concrete rigid frame bridge over Potomac Parkway and Rock Creek on K Street, N.W.
- Washington, District of Columbia
- Open to traffic
- Built 1940; rehabilitated 1998
- - Harrington & Cortelyou of Kansas City
- Concrete rigid frame
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)
- Inventory number
- BH 85448 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of June 2018)
- 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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- June 6, 2019: Photo imported by Clark Vance
- Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com