Rising Above Georgetown on the Aqueduct Bridge in Washington, DC
Oasis in Georgetown. Three words I know you want to read. While it’s fun to go for the shopping or for the eating, it's easy to forget exactly how crazy it can get on the weekends. If you’re overwhelmed by the crowds, stop off for a to-go snack and wander on down to K Street. If you walk all the way to the end past where it turns into Water Street, you’ll find a stone archway next to the Potomac Boat Club. Look to the right of the archway, there’s a set of twisty, white cement stairs. Climb them. And there you’ll be…standing on the ruins of the Potomac Aqueduct Bridge. Built in the 1830s, it used to be a connector between the C&O and Alexandria canals. The remaining abutment is grassy, peaceful, and a nice little place to be. Enjoy the view of the Key Bridge and the river, read some graffiti, take some pictures, and think about how glad you are that you didn’t have to build an aqueduct bridge in the 1830s.