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Little known infrastructure: White’s Ferry

It’s a busy week for me. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of time for blogging. On that note, instead of a scholarly tome here is a picture of one of the DC area’s most interesting and oft-forgotten pieces of transportation infrastructure: White’s Ferry.

Photo from flickr user chriggy1.

White’s Ferry is located a little north of Leesburg, and is the only way to go directly from Montgomery County to Northern Virginia other than the American Legion Bridge. It’s a simple operation: The ferry is a slab of concrete that runs along a cable connected to both shores of the river. Riders walk (or more likely drive) onto the slab, which then crosses the river. The ferry runs continuously from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day, and the crossing takes 5-10 minutes. It costs $4 one way or $6 round trip.

January 4th, 2011 | Permalink
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