Heading east from the bridge over the B&O Low Line leads you across a large fill to the 3rd. Potomac crossing. Here the WM bridge crosses the river and through Maryland to by-pass a bend in the river. The railroad will also cross the C&O Canal which follows the river around the hillside. This bridge is still in good shape today. Only a few crossties are rotten or have been pulled up to keep ATV's off the bridge.
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A 1966 home movie showing the Blue Mountain Express from Hagerstown to Cumberland through Paw Paw bends. First movie clip shot from train is rounding the curve and crossing the 2nd Potomac bridge. Next exiting Stickpile tunnels west portal, then 3rd crossing with the B&O crossing. The block signal is the east end of the double track at Jerome, and then the 4th crossing at Magnolia. Last clip is a brief glimpse of Maryland Junction. (video from Andy DeLauder)