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MacArthur Avenue Trail - Minnehaha Creek Bridge

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Glen Echo Trolley Bridge

View from pedestrian bridge downstream from bridge, between park and parking lot

Photo taken by Alexander D. Mitchell IV in April 2012

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BH Photo #229660

Map 

Description 

Double-track trolley bridge serving Glen Echo; abandoned but likely on land under jurisdiction of National Park Service. More history of the trolley line: http://glenecho-cabinjohn.com/CR-02.html

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck truss bridge over MacArthur Avenue Trail on MacArthur Avenue Trail
Location
Glen Echo, Montgomery County, Maryland
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built ca. 1895
Railroads
- Glen Echo Railroad Co.
- Streetcar
- Washington & Great Falls Electric Railway (W&GF)
Design
Deck truss
Also called
Glen Echo Trolley - Minnehaha Creek Bridge
MacArthur Avenue Trail - Glen Echo Park Trolley Bridge
Glen Echo Park Trolley Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.96807, -77.13879   (decimal degrees)
38°58'05" N, 77°08'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/314706/4315408 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Falls Church
Inventory number
BH 52005 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 2, 2016: Updated by Luke: Updated status per forum comment; Added trail name + Corrected stream name
  • June 18, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Interurban"
  • April 10, 2012: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • April 9, 2012: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Luke

Comments 

MacArthur Avenue Trail - Minnehaha Creek Bridge
Posted July 4, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

I did walk on this bridge back in 2016. Some of the existing power lines on the abandoned trolley are still there, but some of the existing power lines are gone.

Glen Echo Park Trolley Bridge
Posted September 2, 2016, by DarkHorseVC63 (toddv63 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

3 of 3

Glen Echo Park Trolley Bridge
Posted September 2, 2016, by DarkHorseVC63 (toddv63 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

two more photos, 2 of 3

Glen Echo Park Trolley Bridge
Posted September 2, 2016, by DarkHorseVC63 (toddv63 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The bridge has been completely renovated and converted to a bike/jogging bridge.