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New railroad bridge across the Susquehanna speeds up the journey from Philadelphia to Washington, DC.

Completed Susquehanna Railroad Bridge connecting the Maryland towns of Havre De Grace and Perryville, November 1866, artist's impression.
11/26/1866

The newly completed three-quarter mile railroad bridge across the Susquehanna River at Havre De Grace, Maryland, built at a cost on one and half million dollars, now madepossible an uninterupted journey from Philadelphia to Washington, DC on the the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad.  Previously the trip had to be halted for a ferryride across the river.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"New Railroad Bridge Across the Susquehanna," Harper's Weekly Magazine, December 22, 1866, p. 807.