Aqueduct Bridge Demolition – Washington DC

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Although the New Deal is best known for creation and construction, the Civil Works Administration (CWA) also put unemployed people to work demolishing obsolete structures. In the winter of 1933-34, CWA crews took down the old Aqueduct Bridge, a canal bridge built in 1843 that closed in 1923 when the nearby Key Bridge opened. An abutment of the bridge still remains, overlooking the Potomac Boat Club boathouse.

Source notes

“1,000,000 paid district CWA workers,” The Washington Post, January 4, 1934, p. 13

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on February 19, 2015.

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Location Info


3530 Water St. NW
Washington, DC 20007

Coordinates: 38.9043, -77.0704

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