Rustic Bridge Built at NZP

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A sizeable appropriation for roads and a bridge enables the construction of a rustic log bridge over the sharp bend in Rock Creek by the Animal House (the Carnivora/Lion House). Designed by local architect Glenn Brown, the bridge is formed of an arch of heavy oak logs solidly bolted together. The foundation at either end rests upon the rock.


  • Brown, Glenn 1854-1932
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • A plate of the bridge can be found between pages 56 and 57 of the Annual Report for 1897.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1897, p. 25, 56

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