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Nice-Middleton Bridge

Potomac River Highway Bridge

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This bridge, officially known as the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas "Mac" Middleton Bridge (otherwise known as the "Potomac River Bridge") opened in October 2022, replacing an older structure and doubling the capacity of the river crossing. The replacement bridge, estimated to cost $850 million, features four lanes and stretches 1.7 miles between Virginia and Maryland. The bridge, at a dramatic turn in the river, marks the dividing line between the Lower Potomac Estuary and the Upper Estuary. The bridge is the only Potomac crossing below Washington, and was opened in 1940. At approximately this point, a famous ferry ran from Morgantown, Md. to Mathias Point in Virginia, as early as 1705. The ferry was part of the shortest route between the capitals of Maryland and Virginia and served as a principal link in the journeys of many early Americans, including George Washington, George Mason, and other founding fathers. Nearby is also the site of one of the river crossings by John Wilkes Booth after his assassination of Abraham Lincoln, at Popes Creek.

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Maryland Transportation Authority
U.S. 301
Newburg MD