CSX - Potomac River Swing Bridge
Long Bridge Swing Span
Since the I-395 bridge was built just upstream, the swing section has not functioned. The guard piers that protect the swing span when open have apparently been removed.
Photo taken by Robert Thompson in February 2011
BH Photo #194032
Built 1902-04 with truss spans adapted for reuse from previous bridge (possibly at Trenton, NJ), except for new swing span. Rebuilt substantially 1942-43 with additional piers added and two steel plate girder spans replacing each iron truss span, except for swing span.
- Through truss and girder bridge over Potomac River on CSX Railroad
- Washington, District of Columbia, and Arlington County, Virginia
- Open to traffic
- Built 1904; majorly rebuilt 1942-43 with girder spans replacing truss spans except for swing span
- - CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Commuter Rail
- Virginia Railway Express (VRE)
- Non-functioning swing span in navigation channel of the river. Swing span last opened November 7, 1967 and March 3, 1969.
- Also called
- Long Bridge (replacement for original Long Bridge)
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.87407, -77.03876 (decimal degrees)
38°52'27" N, 77°02'20" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/323139/4304777 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- 20 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 48195 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 21, 2018: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
- February 6, 2017: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Additional history added
- September 16, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
- September 16, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
- August 22, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
- November 16, 2012: New Street View added by Jared Mixson
- February 20, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson