Pedestrian footbridge damaged by derailment reopens in WVa

Bicylclelists, tourists, hikers began using the bridge on  Monday.



HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — A popular pedestrian footbridge in West Virginia is repaired and back open following a train derailment.  The footbridge crosses the Potomac River from Harpers Ferry into Maryland.

The Hagerstown  Herald-Mail reports that bicyclists, tourists and hikers along the Appalachian Trail crossed the bridge Monday.

The footbridge is connected to a CSX span. A freight train derailed in December as it crossed the river, damaging the footbridge. The derailment closed access to some parts of Harpers Ferry National Historic Park and the Chesapeake & Ohio National Historic Park.


By The Associated Press