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Appalachian Trail/CSX - Potomac River Bridge

Photos 

Railroad bridges at Harpers Ferry

old bridge is on the right, downstream of new deck truss

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in April 2006

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BH Photo #132709

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Potomac River and old C&O Canal in Harpers Ferry
Location
Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1894
Builder
- Pencoyd Bridge & Construction Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
3 x Pratt through truss over river channel
5 x deck plate girder, 3 on west end, 2 on east end
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 14, 1978
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.32394, -77.72731   (decimal degrees)
39°19'26" N, 77°43'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/264900/4356272 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harpers Ferry
Elevation
492 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
NRHP 78001484 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 38790 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 28, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • March 16, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Rail-and-Road", "US 340", "Road-to-trail"
  • January 15, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
  • January 15, 2015: New photo from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • May 12, 2013: New photos from Zachary S
  • April 18, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: NRHP
  • February 20, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added gps coordinates
  • January 31, 2009: Added by Bob Morgan

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