關於the campground location in Fallout 3,參見F. Scott Key Trail & Campground


Francis Scott Key Bridge (named the Potomac Bridge in the game guide) is an unmarked location in Fallout 3.[1]


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.

Notable loot

North of the bridge, east end, between the scavenger and raider camp, is a grave with search party log #3 for the Searching for Cheryl unmarked quest.

Related quests


  • 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 Francis Scott Key Bridge is based on the real world Francis Scott Key Bridge. It is named after Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the national anthem of the United States.


  1. "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)