Dumbarton Bridge (Washington, D.C.)

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Dumbarton Bridge
One of four buffalo sculptures on the Dumbarton Bridge, created by Alexander Phimister Proctor
Location:Q Street, Northwest
over Rock Creek Park
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates:38°54′39″N 77°3′4″W / 38.91083°N 77.05111°W / 38.91083; -77.05111Coordinates: 38°54′39″N 77°3′4″W / 38.91083°N 77.05111°W / 38.91083; -77.05111
Built:1915
Architect:Glenn Brown
Alexander Proctor
Architectural style:Romanesque Revival
Governing body:Local
NRHP Reference#:73002080[1]
Added to NRHP:July 16, 1973
 
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Dumbarton Bridge
One of four buffalo sculptures on the Dumbarton Bridge, created by Alexander Phimister Proctor
Location:Q Street, Northwest
over Rock Creek Park
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates:38°54′39″N 77°3′4″W / 38.91083°N 77.05111°W / 38.91083; -77.05111Coordinates: 38°54′39″N 77°3′4″W / 38.91083°N 77.05111°W / 38.91083; -77.05111
Built:1915
Architect:Glenn Brown
Alexander Proctor
Architectural style:Romanesque Revival
Governing body:Local
NRHP Reference#:73002080[1]
Added to NRHP:July 16, 1973

The Dumbarton Bridge, also known as the Q Street Bridge and the Buffalo Bridge, is a historic masonry arch bridge in Washington, D.C. Designed by architect Glenn Brown, It was built in 1914-15 to convey Q Street Northwest across Rock Creek Park between the city's Dupont Circle and Georgetown neighborhoods. It was designed by Glenn Brown. The bridge is famed for its four buffalo sculptures by Alexander Phimister Proctor.[2]

The bridge is curved because the section of Q Street NW in Dupont Circle is slightly north of the section in Georgetown. To accommodate the bridge’s approach on the Georgetown side, the Dumbarton House was moved a few blocks westward, from its original site next to Rock Creek to its present position on the north side of the 2700 block of Q Street.[2]

The Dumbarton Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1973.[1]

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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 Paul Kelsey Williams (May 2005). "Scenes from the Past: Dumbarton Bridge". The InTowner. Retrieved July 16, 2009. [dead link]

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