Charles C. Glover Memorial Bridge

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Charles C. Glover Memorial Bridge
AERIAL VIEW BELOW MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST - Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, Washington, District of Columbia, DC HABS DC,WASH,686-17.tif
View from the Charles C. Glover Memorial Bridge
Carries Massachusetts Avenue
Crosses Rock Creek
Locale Northwest Washington, D.C.
Official name Massachusetts Avenue Bridge
Named for Charles C. Glover
Heritage status Historic American Engineering Record in Washington, D.C.
Characteristics
Total length 386.2 ft
History
Construction end 1939

Coordinates: 38°55′04″N 77°03′30″W / 38.9178892°N 77.0583107°W / 38.9178892; -77.0583107

Financier and philanthropist Charles Carroll Glover, after whom the bridge is named.

The Charles C. Glover Memorial Bridge or Massachusetts Avenue Bridge in Northwest Washington, D.C. conveys Massachusetts Avenue over Rock Creek and Rock Creek Park. The concrete arch bridge was constructed in 1939[1] and has a length of 386.2 feet.[1] It is named after Charles Carroll Glover.

On November 20, 1946, Stephen Norman, grandson of Theodor Herzl, jumped off the bridge to his death three weeks after learning that his whole family had died in the Holocaust.[2]

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