Adams Morgan in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The ›Duke‹ Ellington Memorial Bridge
Named in honor of
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Composer - Performer - Playwright
International Statesman of Goodwill
Location. 38° 55.405′ N, 77° 2.852′ W. Marker is in Adams Morgan, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Calvert Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. On the Northeast abutment of the Duke Ellington Bridge in Adam's Morgan. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1971 Calvert St, Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Sailors Buried at Mt. Pleasant Plains Cemetery, 1870-1890 (a few steps from this marker); Archaeology in Adams Morgan (a few steps from this marker); Walter Pierce Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Suburban" Development (approx. ¼ mile away); Million Dollar Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Kalorama Triangle (approx. ¼ mile away); A People Without Murals Is A Demuralized People (approx. ¼ mile away); Tragedy at 18th and Columbia (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adams Morgan.
Also see . . . Duke Ellington at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
The Calvert Street Bridge carrying Calvert Street over the Rock Creek gorge was named for Duke Ellington after his death in 1974. The Indiana limestone clad concrete span was built in 1935 to replace a shaky iron trestle bridge built to carry streetcars.
— Submitted August 20, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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