Alexandria Heritage TrailThe bridge is one of the last remnants of Alexandria's first railroad, the Orange & Alexandria. The "O&ARR," as it was commonly called, opened in 1851 and had 148 miles of track in 1860. The bridge was constructed by the railroad as it went from Alexandria's Potomac River wharves to the roundhouse at Duke and Wolfe streets, and then west to Manassas Junction, Orange, Gordonsville, and finally to Lynchburg, Virginia. The O&ARR made Alexandria a regional commercial center in the mid-nineteenth century. During the Civil War (1861-1865), the railroad was seized by the U.S. Military Railroads and used to transport troops and supplies west and south. Thousands of wounded Union soldiers were also brought from the battlefields to the more than 30 U.S. military hospitals operating in Alexandria.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad series|
|Placed By||The Marriott Corporation & The Alexandria Archaeology Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:50pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 321273 N 4296927|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80300000, -77.05821667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.18', W 77° 3.493'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 10.80" N, 77° 3' 29.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 408 Daingerfield Rd, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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