Friday, January 8, 2016

Bridges / Tunnel

Harper's Ferry, West Virginia 

The railroad tunnel through Maryland Heights across the Potomac River from Harper's Ferry was constructed in 1893-94 and modified in 1931. The steel Pratt truss bridge on the right also dates from 1894 and carries CSX Shenandoah Subdivision trains across the Potomac toward Winchester, Va. The bridge on the left was built in 1931 and now serves the CSX Cumberland Subdivision which runs toward Martinsburg, WV.

Looking across the 1894 Pratt truss bridge toward the western portal of the tunnel.

Enjoy the upcoming weekend, and thanks for reading Photography In Place.

 Builders plate on the Pratt truss bridge


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