List of crossings of the Potomac River

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This is a list of bridges and other crossings of the Potomac River and its North and South branches.

Potomac River[edit]

Upper Potomac crossings[edit]

Bridge Route Location Coordinates
Paw Paw Bridge WV 9
MD 51
Paw Paw, WV / Allegany County, MD
Upper Magnolia Cut Off Bridge CSX Cumberland Subdivision Magnolia, WV / Allegany County, MD
Lower Magnolia Cut Off Bridge CSX Cumberland Subdivision Magnolia, WV / Allegany County, MD
US 522 Bridge US 522 Morgan County, WV / Hancock, MD
Lurgan Subdivision Bridge CSX Lurgan Subdivision
US 11 Bridge US 11 Falling Waters, WV / Williamsport, MD
I-81 Potomac River Bridge I‑81 Falling Waters, WV / Williamsport, MD
Railroad Bridge Berkely County, WV / Williamsport, MD
James Rumsey Bridge WV 480
MD 34
Shepherdstown, WV / Washington County, MD
Shepherdstown Railroad Bridge Norfolk Southern Shepherdstown, WV / Washington County, MD
Old B&O Mainline Bridge CSX Cumberland Subdivision Harper's Ferry, WV / Washington County, MD
Shenandoah Sub Bridge CSX Shenandoah Subdivision Harper's Ferry, WV / Washington County, MD
Bollman Truss Bridge (abutments)[1] CSX Harper's Ferry, WV / Washington County, MD
Sandy Hook Bridge US 340 Loudoun Heights, VA / Washington County, MD
Brunswick Bridge SR 287
MD 17
Lovettsville, VA / Brunswick, MD
Point of Rocks Bridge US 15 Loudoun County, VA / Point of Rocks, MD
White's Ferry SR 655
MD 107
Loudoun County, VA / Montgomery County, MD[citation needed]

Lower and tidal Potomac crossings[edit]

Bridge Route Location Coordinates
American Legion Memorial Bridge I‑495 (Capital Beltway) Fairfax County, VA / Montgomery County, MD 38°58′09″N 77°10′46″W / 38.96917°N 77.17944°W / 38.96917; -77.17944 (American Legion Memorial Bridge)
Chain Bridge SR 123
Clara Barton Parkway
Arlington, VA / Washington, D.C. 38°55′47″N 77°06′59″W / 38.92972°N 77.11639°W / 38.92972; -77.11639 (Chain Bridge)
Francis Scott Key Bridge US 29 Arlington, VA / Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) 38°54′09″N 77°04′12″W / 38.90250°N 77.07000°W / 38.90250; -77.07000 (Francis Scott Key Bridge)
Rosslyn Tunnel WMATA Blue Line
WMATA Orange Line
Arlington, VA / Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Theodore Roosevelt Bridge I‑66 / US 50 Arlington, VA / Washington, D.C. 38°53′32″N 77°03′36″W / 38.89222°N 77.06000°W / 38.89222; -77.06000 (Theodore Roosevelt Bridge)
Arlington Memorial Bridge Washington, D.C. 38°53′14″N 77°03′20″W / 38.88722°N 77.05556°W / 38.88722; -77.05556 (Arlington Memorial Bridge)
George Mason Memorial Bridge I‑395 south / US 1 south Arlington, VA / Washington, D.C. 38°52′34″N 77°03′32″W / 38.87611°N 77.05889°W / 38.87611; -77.05889 (George Mason Memorial Bridge)
Rochambeau Memorial Bridge I‑395 (HOV) Arlington, VA / Washington, D.C. 38°52′33″N 77°02′30″W / 38.87583°N 77.04167°W / 38.87583; -77.04167 (Rochambeau Bridge)
Arland D. Williams Jr. Memorial Bridge I‑395 north / US 1 north Arlington, VA / Washington, D.C. 38°52′31″N 77°02′25″W / 38.87528°N 77.04028°W / 38.87528; -77.04028 (Arland D. Williams Jr. Memorial Bridge)
Charles R. Fenwick Bridge WMATA Yellow Line Arlington, VA / Washington, D.C. 38°52′29″N 77°02′23″W / 38.87472°N 77.03972°W / 38.87472; -77.03972 (Charles R. Fenwick Bridge)
Long Bridge CSX RF&P Subdivision Arlington, VA / Washington, D.C. 38°52′28″N 77°02′19″W / 38.87444°N 77.03861°W / 38.87444; -77.03861 (Long Bridge)
Woodrow Wilson Bridge I‑95 / I‑495 (Capital Beltway) Alexandria, VA / Prince George's County, MD 38°47′36″N 77°01′59″W / 38.79333°N 77.03306°W / 38.79333; -77.03306 (Woodrow Wilson Bridge)
Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge US 301 King George County, VA / Charles County, MD 38°21′42″N 76°59′50″W / 38.36167°N 76.99722°W / 38.36167; -76.99722 (Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge)

North Branch Potomac River[edit]

North Branch dams[edit]

Dam Impoundment name Location Coordinates
Jennings Randolph Dam Jennings Randolph Lake Mineral County, WV / Garrett County, MD 39°25′56″N 79°07′22″W / 39.43222°N 79.12278°W / 39.43222; -79.12278
NewPage Dam The Boons[citation needed] Mineral County / Luke, MD 39°28′21″N 79°03′37″W / 39.47250°N 79.06028°W / 39.47250; -79.06028
Cumberland Flood Control Dam Kelly Springfield Eddy[citation needed] Ridgeley, WV / Cumberland, MD 39°38′55″N 78°45′57″W / 39.64861°N 78.76583°W / 39.64861; -78.76583

North Branch bridges[edit]

Bridge Route Location Coordinates
Kempton Bridge CR 120 (Kempton Road) Kempton, MD 39°12′23″N 79°29′20″W / 39.20639°N 79.48889°W / 39.20639; -79.48889
Wilson Bridge CR 903 (Wilson Road) Wilson, MD / WV 39°15′13″N 79°23′55″W / 39.25361°N 79.39861°W / 39.25361; -79.39861
Bayard Bridge (closed) CR 902 (Bayard-Corona Road) Bayard, WV 39°16′27″N 79°22′11″W / 39.27417°N 79.36972°W / 39.27417; -79.36972
US 50 Bridge US 50 (Northwestern Turnpike) Gormania, WV / Gorman, MD 39°17′34″N 79°20′41″W / 39.29278°N 79.34472°W / 39.29278; -79.34472 (US 50 Bridge)
rail bridge CSX Thomas Subdivision
Kitzmiller Bridge WV 42
MD 38
Blaine, WV / Kitzmiller, MD 39°23′13″N 79°10′51″W / 39.38694°N 79.18083°W / 39.38694; -79.18083 (Kitzmiller Bridge)
rail bridge CSX Thomas Subdivision
rail bridge CSX Thomas Subdivision
B&O Railroad Stone Arch Bridge CSX Mountain Subdivision Beryl, WV / Bloomington, MD 39°28′37″N 79°04′06″W / 39.476912°N 79.068246°W / 39.476912; -79.068246 (B&O Railroad Stone Arch Bridge)
WV 46 Bridge WV 46 Beryl, WV / Bloomington, MD 39°28′45″N 79°04′06″W / 39.479292°N 79.068378°W / 39.479292; -79.068378 (WV 46 Bridge)
rail bridge CSX Thomas Subdivision
Abandoned Bridge Piedmont, WV
NewPage Paper Bridge NewPage Corporation paper mill Piedmont, WV / Luke, MD
Piedmont Bridge WV 46 Piedmont, WV / Westernport, MD
World War II Memorial Bridge US 220 Keyser, WV / McCoole, MD
21st B&O Railroad Bridge CSX Keyser, WV
Route 956 Bridge WV 956
MD 956
Rocket Center, WV / Pinto, MD 39°33′44″N 78°50′52″W / 39.56222°N 78.84778°W / 39.56222; -78.84778
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Bridge Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Ridgeley, WV / Cumberland, MD
Ridgeley Bridge
WV 28 Alt. (Bridge Street)
Ridgeley, WV / Cumberland, MD
C&O Canal Parkway Bridge WV 28 (C&O Canal Parkway) Wiley Ford, WV / Cumberland, MD 39°37′18″N 78°46′26″W / 39.62158°N 78.773828°W / 39.62158; -78.773828 (C&O Canal Parkway Bridge)
rail bridge CSX Cumberland Subdivision
Low Water Toll Bridge CR 1 (Green Spring Road) Green Spring, WV / Oldtown, MD 39°32′15″N 78°36′48″W / 39.537382°N 78.613458°W / 39.537382; -78.613458 (Low Water Toll Bridge)

South Branch Potomac River[edit]

South Branch bridges[edit]

Bridge Route Location (WV) Coordinates
CR 25 Bridge CR 25 (Moyers Gap Road) Cave / Moatstown 38°33′42″N 79°25′46″W / 38.561662°N 79.429417°W / 38.561662; -79.429417 (CR 25 Bridge)
Johnstown Road Bridge CR 23 (Johnstown Road) Franklin 38°36′32″N 79°21′12″W / 38.608869°N 79.353302°W / 38.608869; -79.353302 (Johnstown Road Bridge)
Dickinson Mountain Road Connector Bridge CR 2207 (Dickenson Mountain Road) Franklin 38°38′09″N 79°20′15″W / 38.635966°N 79.33759°W / 38.635966; -79.33759 (Dickinson Mountain Road Connector Bridge)
CR 220/12 Bridge CR 22012 Franklin 38°38′22″N 79°19′55″W / 38.639509°N 79.33201°W / 38.639509; -79.33201 (CR 220/12 Bridge)
US 33 Bridge US 33 Franklin 38°39′35″N 79°19′06″W / 38.659695°N 79.318415°W / 38.659695; -79.318415 (US 33 Bridge)
Schmucker Road Bridge CR 11 (Schmucker Road) Upper Tract 38°47′12″N 79°16′00″W / 38.786712°N 79.266793°W / 38.786712; -79.266793 (Schmucker Road Bridge)
Upper Tract Bridge US 220 Upper Tract 38°48′21″N 79°16′35″W / 38.805701°N 79.276508°W / 38.805701; -79.276508 (Upper Tract Bridge)
Petersburg Bridge US 220 Petersburg 38°59′18″N 79°07′30″W / 38.98826°N 79.124916°W / 38.98826; -79.124916 (Petersburg Bridge)
Welton Bridge US 220 / WV 28 / WV 55 Welton 39°00′10″N 79°04′46″W / 39.002904°N 79.079388°W / 39.002904; -79.079388 (Welton Bridge)
Fisher Bridge South Fisher
Fisher Bridge CR 103 (Fisher-Moorefield Road) Fisher/Moorefield 39°03′01″N 78°59′35″W / 39.050322°N 78.993067°W / 39.050322; -78.993067 (Fisher Bridge)
Old Fields Bridge US 220 / WV 28 Old Fields 39°06′13″N 78°57′34″W / 39.103609°N 78.959548°W / 39.103609; -78.959548 (Old Fields Bridge)
Sycamore Wooden Tressel South Branch Valley Railroad Sycamore 39°09′09″N 78°54′52″W / 39.152417°N 78.914402°W / 39.152417; -78.914402 (Sycamore Wooden Tressel)
Sector-Glebe Bridge (Partially Destroyed) CR 83 (Fleming-Sector Road) Sector/Glebe 39°13′32″N 78°51′15″W / 39.225521°N 78.85416°W / 39.225521; -78.85416 (Sector-Glebe Bridge)
Romney Bridge US 50 / WV 28 Romney 39°20′21″N 78°46′33″W / 39.33905°N 78.775966°W / 39.33905; -78.775966 (Romney Bridge)
Valley View Wooden Tressel South Branch Valley Railroad Romney 39°21′14″N 78°45′57″W / 39.353813°N 78.765837°W / 39.353813; -78.765837 (Valley View Wooden Tressel)
Ridgedale Wooden Tressel South Branch Valley Railroad Ridgedale 39°24′56″N 78°43′48″W / 39.41547°N 78.729896°W / 39.41547; -78.729896 (Ridgedale Wooden Tressel)
John Blue Bridge WV 28 Blues Beach 39°25′33″N 78°42′56″W / 39.42583°N 78.71556°W / 39.42583; -78.71556 (John Blue Bridge)
Millesons Mill Bridge CR 3 (Springfield Pike) Millesons Mill 39°26′50″N 78°39′14″W / 39.447216°N 78.653918°W / 39.447216; -78.653918 (Millesons Mill Bridge)
B&O Railroad Bridge B&O Railroad Mouth, Green Spring 39°31′40″N 78°35′18″W / 39.527862°N 78.58836°W / 39.527862; -78.58836 (B&O Railroad Bridge)

North Fork South Branch Potomac River[edit]

North Fork bridges[edit]

Listed heading downstream from source to mouth at the South Branch Potomac River.

Bridge Route Location (WV) Coordinates
CR 19 Bridge South CR 19 (Upper North Fork Road) Cherry Grove 38°35′18″N 79°32′47″W / 38.58833°N 79.54639°W / 38.58833; -79.54639 (CR 19 Bridge South)
Bridge North CR 19 (Upper North Fork Road) Cherry Grove 38°37′20″N 79°32′20″W / 38.62222°N 79.53889°W / 38.62222; -79.53889 (Bridge North)
Snowy Mountain Road Bridge CR 17 (Snowy Mountain Road) Cherry Grove 38°38′11″N 79°31′12″W / 38.63639°N 79.52000°W / 38.63639; -79.52000 (Snowy Mountain Road Bridge)
Teter Gap Road Bridge CR 288 (Teter Gap Road) Circleville 38°39′10″N 79°30′45″W / 38.65278°N 79.51250°W / 38.65278; -79.51250 (Teter Gap Road Bridge)
Circleville Bridge WV 28 Circleville 38°40′20″N 79°29′23″W / 38.67222°N 79.48972°W / 38.67222; -79.48972 (Circleville Bridge)
Judy Gap Bridge US 33 / WV 28 Judy Gap 38°42′24″N 79°27′56″W / 38.70667°N 79.46556°W / 38.70667; -79.46556 (Judy Gap Bridge)
Riverton Bridge CR 9 (Germany Valley Road) Riverton 38°44′35″N 79°26′09″W / 38.74306°N 79.43583°W / 38.74306; -79.43583 (Riverton Bridge)
Germany Valley Limestone Bridge CR 55 (Germany Valley Limestone Road) Macksville 38°47′17″N 79°24′25″W / 38.78806°N 79.40694°W / 38.78806; -79.40694 (Germany Valley Limestone Bridge)
Harper Gap Road Bridge CR 9 (Harper Gap Road) Macksville 38°48′41″N 79°23′35″W / 38.81139°N 79.39306°W / 38.81139; -79.39306 (Harper Gap Road Bridge)
Roy Gap Road Bridge CR 283 (Roy Gap Road) Seneca Rocks 38°49′56″N 79°22′23″W / 38.83222°N 79.37306°W / 38.83222; -79.37306 (Roy Gap Road Bridge)
Smoke Hole Road Bridge CR 2811 (Smoke Hole Road) Cabins 38°59′04″N 79°14′02″W / 38.98444°N 79.23389°W / 38.98444; -79.23389 (Smoke Hole Road Bridge)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paula Stoner Dickey and Robert M. Vogel (June 26, 1973). National Register of Historic Places Nomination: B & O Railroad Potomac River Crossing PDF (837 KB). National Park Service. 

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