Back in Harper's Ferry, but still well above the eastern end of town, I got this shot of the two railroad bridges that cross the Potomac, my view partially blocked by trees. The bridge just right of center includes one track and a pedestrian walkway that forms another part of the Appalachian Trail, by which I had earlier crossed over from Maryland. The bridge to the left includes two tracks that also go through Harper's Ferry's railroad station. On the Maryland side of the river are hiking trails in an area called Maryland Heights.
The Maryland end of the railroad bridge walkway connects to a metal stairway that goes to the C&O Towpath below the two bridges. Continuing northward, the AT joins the C&O going eastward for about 3 miles, after which the two trails split. After a slow eastbound freight train came to a stop, I took this shot from the bottom of the stairway, which led under the bridge on which I had crossed.
To see pictures from my 2012 visit to Harper's Ferry, go to the blog archive and click on "2012" and "May", under which two posts will have "Harper's Ferry" in their titles.