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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • David Fielding

    That’s a pretty interesting photo of the two bridges, considering what it looks like today.

  • Tom J. Cassidy

    Before they built the high-rise bridges. You had to go down the side of Rock Creek Valley on a horse or in a carriage.

  • Mike Sullivan

    I think the bridge in the background is K street; the one in the foreground is probably in the vicinity of Pennsylvania Avenue. I say that because it looks like Rock Creek is joined on the right by the C&O Canal on the right beyond the bridge, which would make this a southbound view. If it were northbound, one would see bluffs on the right, with the Godey Lime Kilns below them, which are just north of K Street’s river crossing.