Francis Scott Key Bridge

A Concrete bridge arches over a watered canal. A path of loose stone runs parallel to the canal.
A view Francis Scott Key Bridge from the towpath looking downstream

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Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits

The Francis Scott Key bridge crosses the Potomac River and connect Georgetown on the Washington, DC to Rossyln on the Virginia side. The bridge was completed in 1924. It replaced Aqueduct Bridge as the new Georgetown river crossing. The Aqueduct bridge was final transportation role of the Potomac Aqueduct that connect the C&O Canal and the Alexandria Canal. You can see one of the aqueduct abutments along the towpath just upstream from here.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

Last updated: April 15, 2021