Boulder Bridge and Ross Drive Bridge

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Boulder Bridge and Ross Drive Bridge
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Boulder Bridge
Boulder Bridge and Ross Drive Bridge is located in the District of Columbia
Boulder Bridge and Ross Drive Bridge
Location Rock Creek Park
Washington, D.C.
United States
Coordinates 38°56′54″N 77°02′40″W / 38.94833°N 77.04444°W / 38.94833; -77.04444Coordinates: 38°56′54″N 77°02′40″W / 38.94833°N 77.04444°W / 38.94833; -77.04444
Built 1902, 1907
Architect W. J. Douglas
Army Corps of Engineers
Architectural style Melan style
Governing body National Park Service
Part of Rock Creek Park Historic District (#91001524)
NRHP Reference # 80000348
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 20, 1980[1]
Designated CP October 23, 1991[2]

Boulder Bridge and Ross Drive Bridge are historic bridges located in the Washington, D.C. portion of Rock Creek Park, an urban national park listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Boulder Bridge was constructed in 1902 and carries Beach Drive across Rock Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River. The reinforced concrete arch bridge was designed by architect W. J. Douglas and was built at a cost of $17,636.[3]

Ross Drive Bridge was originally constructed as a timber bridge in 1903 to carry Ross Drive over a tributary ravine of Rock Creek. The bridge was rebuilt in 1907 with a 168-foot span. It was designed and constructed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.[2][3]

Boulder Bridge and Ross Drive Bridge were added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 20, 1980. In addition, the bridges are contributing properties to the Rock Creek Park Historic District.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "District of Columbia - Inventory of Historic Sites". Government of the District of Columbia. September 1, 2004. Retrieved July 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Under Military Rule". Rock Creek Park Administrative History. National Park Service. October 22, 2007. Archived from the original on February 18, 2005. Retrieved July 16, 2009. 

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