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Ohio Drive

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Ohio Drive is a street in Southwest Washington, D.C., located in East and West Potomac Parks and bordering the Tidal Basin, Washington Channel, and the Potomac River. It is a central organizing feature of East Potomac Park, providing the only major vehicular route to and through the area.[3] Unlike most roadways named after states in the District of Columbia, Ohio Drive is not an avenue, nor it is heavily used like Wisconsin or Rhode Island Avenues. However, the segment from Independence Avenue to the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway is an important commuter route.[4]

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Ohio Drive
Ohio Drive SW
Looking north along Ohio Drive SW on the eastern shore of East Potomac Park
Former name(s)Riverside Drive
Maintained byDDOT
LocationWashington, D.C., U.S.
Coordinates38°52′45.5″N 77°1′49.3″W
West endI-66.svgUS_50.svg I-66 / US 50 / Rock Creek Parkway
Lincoln Memorial Circle
Independence Avenue
I-395.svg I-395
East endMaine Avenue
Construction start1912[1]

Ohio Drive SW is a contributing property to the East and West Potomac Parks Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in November 1973.[1][5]