|For the campground location in Fallout 3, see F. Scott Key Trail & Campground.|
The Francis Scott Key Bridge crosses the Potomac River north of Jefferson Memorial, from the Citadel in the direction of Washington Monument. It is in a severe state of decay and contains numerous ruined vehicles top-side, a portion of the bridge has collapsed into the Potomac River.
Below the bridge to the west, there is a raider encampment, while on the eastern side, there is a scavenger under the bridge that the Lone Wanderer can trade with. On the eastern side, there is also a super mutant base near the irradiated metro.
- The county sewer mainline comes out into the Potomac just north of the bridge, on the west side.
- Like many other things, the scavenger under the bridge is removed during Take it Back!, but if he was not killed before the quest, he reappears after it if Broken Steel is installed and will help fight the bandits during Protecting the Water Way.
- At the raider camp on the east side of the bridge, a Brotherhood of Steel paladin may spawn if all inhabitants are killed.
Francis Scott Key Bridge appears only in Fallout 3.
Behind the scenes
- "The Key Bridge stretches from the east to west banks of the Potomac, from the Super Mutant's domain [9.P] to the Citadel."
(Fallout 3 Official Game Guide p. 395)