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Anacostia Railroad Bridge

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The Anacostia Railroad Bridge is a vertical lift railroad bridge that carries freight trains crossing the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., United States. The bridge is owned by CSX Transportation. The Baltimore and Potomac Rail Road, a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Railroad, built the first railroad bridge on this site, which opened on July 2, 1872. Originally, the bridge had three tracks. The bridge has a middle section that can be lifted to provide clearance for boats on the Anacostia River. The lift is controlled by a CSX bridge tender located nearby at Benning Rail Yard.

The bridge is located near the Anacostia Park boat ramp operated by the National Park Service on the eastern shore of the river, and the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail on the western side. Nearby are several boat clubs and rowing facilities. Access to the river upstream of the bridge requires passing under it, usually when it is closed. Tides vary and can make the passage difficult.

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CSX Transportation
500 Water St.
Jacksonville FL 32202