Railroad Bridge at Harpers Ferry

Part of the Appalachian Trail in Harpers Ferry West Virginia includes an old B & O railroad bridge that crosses the Potomac River, at the confluence of the Shenandoah River. The structure was built in 1893 by the Penncoyd Bridge & Construction Company, which built many open truss bridges during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today's post shows a view from the footbridge that runs parallel the tracks, looking east toward both Maryland and Virginia. In this tri-state area you can drive to all 3 states in about 5 minutes.

The Potomac flows from the left of this image, passing below the bridge and flowing into the Shenandoah, seen to the right.

On the other side of the footbridge you can see the Harpers Ferry Tunnel, carved right into the mountain.

Rusted and showing it's age at 118, the bridge remains quite a structure.

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B & O Railroad Bridge at Harpers Ferry
B & O Railroad Bridge at Harpers Ferry
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM