B&O Railroad Potomac River Crossing

Also known as: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad crossing of the Potomac River between Maryland Heights, Maryland and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
At the confluence of the Potomac & Shenandoah Rivers, Harpers Ferry, WV

Photos 

File:Harpers ferry

Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, West Virginia. Photograph taken from Maryland Heights, Maryland, USA. The Shenandoah River (left side of the image) flows into the Potomac River. On the left is a steel Pratt truss and plate girder bridge built in 1894. On the right is a deck plate girder bridge, built 1931. Both bridges were built by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Photo taken by MONGO

License: Public domain: Released by author

View this photo at en.wikipedia.org

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 14, 1978.

Also extends into Washington County, MD.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 14, 1978
Reference number
78001484
NR name
B & O Railroad Potomac River Crossing
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Bollman Truss
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Engineering; Transportation; Invention
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Site
Historic function
Rail-related
Current function
Rail-related
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849; 1925-1949
Significant years
1851; 1894; 1931
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 4
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2022: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • December 29, 2014: Added by Michael Miller

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