WM - Ridgeley-Cumberland Bridge
Piedmont and Cumberland Railroad Bridge
This bridge spanned the Potomac River between Ridgeley, WV, and Cumberland, MD
Photo provided by Mike Piontka
BH Photo #376029
The bridge was completed in 1887 by the Piedmont and Cumberland (P&C) Railroad. The P&C RR was a subsidiary of the West Virginia, Central, and Pittsburgh Railroad, and the crossing of the Potomac gave the WV, C, and P access to the Cumberland Wharf and the B&O. It eventually became part of the Western Maryland.
This photograph was salvaged from a trash dump.
- January 17, 2017: Added by Mike Piontka