ROAR!

I’m guessing that many more people are familiar with the lions on the Taft Bridge and the bison on the Dumbarton Bridge than they are with the tigers on the Piney Branch Bridge (16th street bridge) just north of Spring Road. Interestingly, they are by the same artist that created the bison on the Dumbarton Bridge, A. Phimister Proctor.

The tigers were commissioned by the District of Columbia and originally to be executed in concrete. Proctor had other ideas, and cast them in bronze instead, paying for the casting himself. They date to 1910.

Proctor lioness

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