The Susquehanna River Rail Bridge

The Susquehanna River Rail Bridge is a two-track bridge located in the City of Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland and the Town of Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland. The 110-year-old bridge is owned by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). It is used by Amtrak, Maryland's MARC Commuter Rail and Norfolk Southern Railway to carry passenger and freight trains across the Susquehanna River.

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation selected the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) for an award of $22 million through a cooperative agreement between the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and MDOT for the preliminary engineering and National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) phases of the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge Project. FRA, MDOT, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Amtrak are working together to study various alternatives to improve this rail crossing along the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor (NEC).

News & Updates

The Environmental Assessment has been completed!

The Environmental Assessment (EA), which includes the Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation and Draft Programmatic Agreement, is available here. The next step is for FRA to release a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), if appropriate.