Klingle Valley Bridge

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Not to be confused with Taft Bridge.
Klingle Valley Bridge
Connecticut Avenue Bridge from Klingle Road
Klingle Valley Bridge is located in Washington, D.C.
Klingle Valley Bridge
Location Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°55′56″N 77°3′24″W / 38.93222°N 77.05667°W / 38.93222; -77.05667Coordinates: 38°55′56″N 77°3′24″W / 38.93222°N 77.05667°W / 38.93222; -77.05667
Built 1932
Architect Paul Philippe Cret
Ralph Modjeski
Architectural style Art Deco
Part of Cleveland Park Historic District (#87000628)
NRHP Reference # 04000448
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 21, 2004[1]
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.[2]

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.[3][4]

On May 21, 2004, the bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[3][5] It is a contributing property to the Cleveland Park Historic District.[4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b "Mayor Williams and Community Relight Historic Lights on Connecticut Ave. Bridge over Klingle Valley". District of Columbia Department of Transportation. December 31, 2003. Archived from the original on September 30, 2006. Retrieved June 5, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "District of Columbia - Inventory of Historic Sites" (PDF). Government of the District of Columbia. September 1, 2004. Retrieved July 16, 2009. 
  5. ^ "District of Columbia - District of Columbia". National Park Service. June 5, 2008. Retrieved July 16, 2009. 

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