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Glen Echo Trolley Trestle

Photos 

Sycamore Trolley Trestle

View looking west

Photo taken by John C. Abbott in January 2012, used with permission

View this photo at humealumni.org

BH Photo #229658

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over dry run on abandoned trolley right-of-way
Location
Glen Echo, Montgomery County, Maryland
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1890
Railroads
- Glen Echo Railroad Co.
- Streetcar
- Washington & Great Falls Electric Railway (W&GF)
Design
Trestle
Also called
Sycamore Trolley Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.95880, -77.13163   (decimal degrees)
38°57'32" N, 77°07'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/315302/4314365 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Falls Church
Inventory number
BH 52006 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Glen Echo Railroad Co."
  • April 10, 2012: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • April 9, 2012: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Comments 

Glen Echo Trolley Trestle
Posted July 21, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nathan,

You'll find that is an unpopular opinion on this website. A vast majority of contributors and members of this site advocate for preservation of these historic structures.

Glen Echo Trolley Trestle
Posted July 21, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

Maybe they should get rid of the old trolley trestle because trolleys can no longer run on the tracks if it's gone.