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Taft Bridge


Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #137605

Street Views 


Concrete arch bridge over Rock Creek on Connecticut Avenue
Washington, District of Columbia
Open to traffic
Built 1907; rehabilitated 1995
- George S. Morison of New Bedford, Massachusetts (engineer)
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 178.2 ft.
Total length: 1,157.2 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
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
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 03000584 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
DC 29 (District of Columbia bridge number)
BH 12242 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 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: 77.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 27, 2019: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • 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


  • 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
  • Josh Schmid
  • Geoff Hubbs