Harpers Ferry Railroad Bridge

Maryland, West Virginia

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Harpers Ferry Railroad Bridge Facts

States: Maryland, West Virginia
Counties: Jefferson, Washington
Length: 0.14 miles
Trail end points: Appalachian Trail at Potomac St. and Shenandoah St. (Harpers Ferry, WV) and C&O Canal Towpath near Sandy Hook Rd. (Sandy Hook, MD)
Trail surfaces: Boardwalk
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7820546
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Harpers Ferry Railroad Bridge Description

This rail-with-trail bridge crosses the Potomac River near its confluence with the Shenandoah River, at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. A cantilevered section of the bridge allows pedestrian access between Harpers Ferry and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park (C&O Canal Towpath) and connects the Appalachian Trail from West Virginia to Maryland.

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Harpers Ferry Railroad Bridge Reviews

Closed as of 12/2019

s

A train wreck took the pedestrian walkway off the bridge. No up date yet as to when it will reopen. Check the Nat Park Service for updates.

the bridge is superior to swimming across the river

s

Also, you can see cool rocks and things from the bridge. The spiral staircase to get up to the bridge was not built with bicyclists in mind.

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