Klingle Valley Bridge
Klingle Valley Bridge
Connecticut Avenue Bridge. The historic Kennedy-Warren Apartment Building is visible in the background.
|Architect||Paul Philippe Cret
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|Part of||Cleveland Park Historic District (#87000628)|
|NRHP Reference #||04000448|
|Added to NRHP||May 21, 2004|
|Designated CP||April 27, 1987|
The Kingle Valley Bridge, officially known as the Connecticut Avenue Bridge, is an Art Deco steel-arch bridge located near the National Zoological Park on Connecticut Avenue, Northwest in Washington, D.C. The bridge crosses Klingle Valley, running from Macomb Street to Devonshire Place and connecting the Cleveland Park and Woodley Park neighborhoods.
The bridge was designed by architect Paul Philippe Cret and engineer Ralph Modjeski. It was built in 1931–1932. There is no direct connection between Connecticut Avenue and Klingle Road in the narrow valley below. The bridge features two historic lights on each corner. A major rehabilitation of the bridge that began in 2005 included restored ornamental lanterns, refurbished masonry, and additional street lights. The restoration project was completed in 2008.
- List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Washington, D.C.
- List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, D.C.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in the District of Columbia
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Kimberly Prothro Williams (September 1, 2001). "The Cleveland Park Historic District" (PDF). D.C. Preservation League. Government of the District of Columbia. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
- "Mayor Williams and Community Relight Historic Lights on Connecticut Ave. Bridge over Klingle Valley". District of Columbia Department of Transportation. December 31, 2003. Retrieved June 5, 2008.[dead link]
- "District of Columbia - Inventory of Historic Sites" (PDF). Government of the District of Columbia. September 1, 2004. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
- "District of Columbia - District of Columbia". National Park Service. June 5, 2008. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
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- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. DC-27, "Connecticut Avenue Bridge, Spanning Klingle Valley"
- Klingle Valley website
- National Register of Historic Places
- Two Die When Car Plunges Off Connecticut Ave. Bridge
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