Anacostia Railroad Bridge
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|Anacostia Railroad Bridge|
|Carries||CSX Transportation, 2 tracks (originally 3)|
|Maintained by||CSX Transportation|
The Anacostia Railroad Bridge is a railroad bridge crossing the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., USA. The bridge is owned by the National Park Service, but is leased to the railroad, CSX Transportation. The bridge has very little clearance below it, and this prevents boats from passing it.
The first railroad bridge was built on this site by the Baltimore and Potomac Rail Road and opened on July 2, 1872. The bridge carries freight trains on the Alexandria Extension of the CSX Capital Subdivision.
In 2006, one of the three tracks across the bridge was removed. On November 10, 2007, a coal train derailed on the bridge, with some cars falling into the water, but the bridge was cleaned up quickly and reopened the following day.
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- ^ "Anacostia Waterfront Initiative" (pdf). http://planning.dc.gov/planning/lib/planning/project/anacostia_waterfront/RiverParksPlan-PDF/chpt4-sec3.pdf. Retrieved 2007-11-20.
- ^ "CSX coal train derails on Anacostia River Bridge" (asp). Trains News Wire (Kalmbach Publishing). 2007-11-12. http://www.trains.com/trn/default.aspx?c=a&id=2727. Retrieved 2007-11-20.
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