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WW - Potomac River Bridge

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Photo taken by Jodi Christman 10/23/10

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Description 

The Winchester & Western (W&W) Railroad, chartered in 1919, constructed a line westward from Winchester and reached Wardensville by 1921. By 1944, after several reorganizations, the line had been cut back to Gore, the present western end of the line. Most of the line constructed by the Cumberland Valley Railroad southward from Hagerstown to Winchester was purchased from Conrail in the mid 1980's. W&W freight trains enter the Norfolk Southern's Shomo Yard in Hagerstown on interchange rights.

Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over Potomac River on Winchester & Western Railroad
Location
Washington County, Maryland, and Berkeley County, West Virginia
Railroad
- Winchester & Western Railroad (WW)
Design
Girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.56867, -77.83374   (decimal degrees)
39°34'07" N, 77°50'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/256578/4383721 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamsport
Inventory number
BH 46631 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 24, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • October 23, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman

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