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Lanesboro in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Starrucca Viaduct

 
 
Starrucca Viaduct Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By C.Long3
1. Starrucca Viaduct Marker
At its former location along Viaduct St
Inscription.  
Built in 1847-48 by the Erie Railroad, it is the oldest stone railroad bridge in the State in use today. Viaduct is 1040 feet long, 100 feet high and 25 feet wide at the top.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the ASCE Civil Engineering Landmarks, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 41° 57.783′ N, 75° 35.072′ W. Marker is in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Grove Street on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lanesboro PA 18827, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of St. John's Church and Cemetery (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Starrucca Viaduct - The Bridge of Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin (approx.
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2. Starrucca Viaduct Marker
At its former location along Viaduct St (looking west)
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1.2 miles away); Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Commemorating 300th Birthday of Pennsylvania (approx. 1½ miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); Community Veteran's Service Board (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lanesboro.
 
More about this marker. The marker was originally placed along Viaduct Street (Co Rd 1009), about 350 feet east of the viaduct (41.963138N 75.582101W), and was moved to its present location at an unknown date.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Starrucca Viaduct - Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 24, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Explore PA History - Starrucca Viaduct. (Submitted on February 24, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Lanesboro, PA – Home of the Starrucca Train Viaduct. (Submitted on February 24, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
4. Starrucca Viaduct Flyover. (Submitted on September 8, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Solid as a Rock: The Starrucca Viaduct (Navickas). (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Starrucca Viaduct Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
3. Starrucca Viaduct Marker
At its current (2017) location
Starrucca Viaduct and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
4. Starrucca Viaduct and Marker
At its current (2017) location (looking NE)
Starrucca Viaduct Old Sign image. Click for full size.
5. Starrucca Viaduct Old Sign
Starrucca Viaduct image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roushsn95, May 31, 2007
6. Starrucca Viaduct
Starrucca Viaduct Engineering Landmark image. Click for full size.
7. Starrucca Viaduct Engineering Landmark
Starrucca Viaduct 150th Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
8. Starrucca Viaduct 150th Marker
Starrucca Viaduct Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
9. Starrucca Viaduct Markers
150th Anniversary at base of pier and National CE Landmark on pier, just north of Viaduct Street
Starrucca Viaduct image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
10. Starrucca Viaduct
Looking north
Starrucca Viaduct Pier image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
11. Starrucca Viaduct Pier
Note tool marks on stones
Starrucca Viaduct image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
12. Starrucca Viaduct
Looking north
Starrucca Viaduct image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pennsylvania Railroad Museum
13. Starrucca Viaduct
Starrucca Viaduct - Circa 1920 image. Click for full size.
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14. Starrucca Viaduct - Circa 1920
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5, 6, 7. submitted on February 24, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on June 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   13, 14. submitted on February 24, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022