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CSX - Anacostia River Bridge


CSX - Anacostia River Bridge

A CSX freight used for photos of the debut of the nearby Virginia Avenue Tunnel crosses the bridge on Dec. 23, 2016.

Photo by Solomon Tucker, Push Media Group, used here with permission--all rights reserved

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BH Photo #373657


Street Views 


Pony/through plate girder bridge over Anacostia River on Conrail/CSX RR
Washington, District of Columbia
Open to traffic
Built 1892, rebuilt 1972; partially collapsed in Nov. 2007 when runaway coal train derailed on bridge; repaired and put back into service.
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Pony plate girder with one vertical lift span (lift span most likely not operable due to lack of marine traffic)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.88034, -76.97120   (decimal degrees)
38°52'49" N, 76°58'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/329015/4305344 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Washington East
Inventory number
BH 61469 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Added category "Anacostia River"
  • December 23, 2016: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • September 6, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 29, 2014: New photo from Luke
  • August 29, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected status; bridge not "lost"
  • August 6, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • June 20, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler