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Duke Ellington Memorial Bridge

Original Name: Calvert Street Bridge
Year Of Construction: 1935
Address: Calvert St. at Woodley Place NW (east of Connecticut Ave.) Washington, D.C. Woodley Park Neighborhood
Architect(s): Paul Philippe Cret
Current Status: Other
Original Use: Other

The Duke Ellington Memorial Bridge is a bold massive structure concrete arches faced with limestone, but the real fun is the sculptures on the pylons flanking the Calvert Street entrances depicting Art Deco gods & goddesses of transportation by sculptor Leon Hermant. Many consider the finest of the four to be the one described in Washington Deco as a ‚Äúthoroughly Wagnerian goddess of speed, racing a streamlined car.‚ÄĚ