D.C. November 26, 2016
Cross These 10 Bridges In Washington DC Just Because They’re So Awesome
Any commuter in Washington DC who drives will tell you that one of the only high points of their long drives is driving over the bridge, no matter what bridge it is. The bridges in DC are beautiful works of architecture that create spectacular views and connecting the city to its neighbors. These are the 10 best bridges in Washington DC that you should cross soon because they are awesome.
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1. Francis Scott Key Bridge
The Francis Scott Key, often known as the Key Bridge, is Washington’s oldest bridge across the Potomac. It was completed in 1923 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
2. Dumbarton Bridge
Also known as Buffalo Bridge, for the massive buffalo statues that stand at either side, Dumbarton Bridge was built in 1915 to connect Dupont Circle and Georgetown by Q Street above Rock Creek Park.
3. Taft Bridge
The Taft Bridge is an example of Classical Revival style and is “guarded” by four male lions. There are two on each end of the bridge and across the bridge there are 24 lampposts topped with a painted iron eagle. The bridge is in the Northwest Quadrant connecting Woodley Park and Kalorama.
4. Chain Bridge
The Chain Bridge crosses the Potomac, connecting Virginia and DC. It offers stunning views of the river. This is technically the eight chain bridge, which was completed in 1939.
5. Boulder Bridge
Located in Rock Creek Park, Boulder Bridge was constructed in 1902 and crosses Rock Creek.
6. Arlington Memorial Bridge
The Arlington Memorial Bridge, which was built in 1932, is a Neoclassical bridge featuring a central drawbridge. Leading to Arlington Ceremony, the bridge is decorated with statues depicting valor and sacrifice.
7. Duke Ellington Bridge
Originally called Calvert Bridge, the Duke Ellington Bridge was originally built in 1935. It connects Woodley Park and Adams Morgan and features three beautiful arches.
8. Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
The Teddy Roosevelt Bridge crosses the Potomac River connecting Arlington VA and Washington DC.
9. Klingle Valley Bridge
The Klingle Valley Bridge was built in 1931. Connecting Cleveland and Woodley Park, the bridge features two historic lights on either end an an art deco style. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
10. Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
The Frederick Douglass Bridge was built in 1950 and carries South Capitol Street over the Anacostia River. It is perhaps best known for being the bridge you take to Nationals Park. There are plans to replace and realign the bridge.
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