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Bicycle Travel => Temporary ACA Route Road Closures => Topic started by: PNWRider92 on December 21, 2019, 05:57:55 pm

 
Title: C&O Canal Trail - Pedestrian bridge to Harpers Ferry, WV - 12/2019
Post by: PNWRider92 on December 21, 2019, 05:57:55 pm
The pedestrian bridge connecting Maryland Heights to Harpers Ferry on the C&O Canal Trail is closed indefinitely due to a train derailment
Title: Re: C&O Canal Trail - Pedestrian bridge to Harpers Ferry, WV - 12/2019
Post by: aggie on June 30, 2020, 10:15:10 am
I just heard from a town official from Harpers Ferry.  Apparently they are repairing the bridge and it is scheduled to reopen sometime in mid to late July.  He mentioned there is also a shuttle but no details.
Title: Re: C&O Canal Trail - Pedestrian bridge to Harpers Ferry, WV - 12/2019
Post by: UncaBuddha on June 30, 2020, 12:23:33 pm
The local townspeople probably want the business that a footbridge would bring.
Title: Re: C&O Canal Trail - Pedestrian bridge to Harpers Ferry, WV - 12/2019
Post by: aggie on June 30, 2020, 01:06:09 pm
i sent an email to the person asking about the bridge as I couldn't find any updated info online and let then know if there wasn't a shuttle or bridge I would be rescheduling my trip to avoid Harpers Ferry.  I'm sure even with Covid the town has lost business from hikers and bikers and the loss of the bridge made it worse.
Title: Re: C&O Canal Trail - Pedestrian bridge to Harpers Ferry, WV - 12/2019
Post by: aggie on July 07, 2020, 05:12:22 pm
According to a news story the bridge at Harpers Ferry is now open.

https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/brightside/harpers-ferry-gets-its-footbridge-back/article_276edaa5-5f5c-5cf4-bacc-f0f41a060174.html
Title: Re: C&O Canal Trail - Pedestrian bridge to Harpers Ferry, WV - 12/2019
Post by: PNWRider92 on July 08, 2020, 06:35:18 pm
Thanks for the follow up Aggie!

Ty