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Boat ramp near Sharpsburg closing for days

Monday - 4/21/2014, 7:18am  ET

SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) -- The National Park Service says it's cutting off vehicle access to a Potomac River boat ramp near Sharpsburg for more than a week to replace a bridge over the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

The agency says the road leading to the Big Slackwater boat ramp in the C&O Canal National Historical Park will be closed Monday. It will reopen on or about May 2.

The ramp provides boating access to a wide section of the river behind Dam No. 4. It is a popular access point for anglers and speedboats, with 55 parking spaces, including parking for trailers.


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