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CSX Magnolia Bridges

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The Lower Magnolia and Upper Magnolia bridges carry the CSX rail lines across the Paw Paw Bends of the Potomac as part of the Cumberland Subdivision. The Cumberland Subdivision is a CSX rail line from Weverton, near Harpers Ferry, along the Potomac to Cumberland along the line of the B&O Railroad. The Magnolia "Cutoff," built in 1914, shortened the route along the river and incorporated a tunnel across one of the bends of the Potomac. The railroad crosses the Potomac six times in 10 miles and intersects the C&O Canal towpath. The Western Maryland section is being considered for a hiking/biking trail.

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CSX Transportation
500 Water St.
Jacksonville FL 32202