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Martins Creek Viaduct

Kingsley Bridge

Martins Creek Viaduct

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 26, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (St Lawrence and Hudson / Norfolk Southern) Over Martins Creek
Location
Rural: Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1915 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
150 Feet (45.72 Meters)
Structure Length
1600 Feet (487.68 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
10 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

View A Selection of Historical Articles Discussing The Martins Creek Viaduct and the Tunkhannock Viaduct

This bridge, which features seven main spans and some smaller approach arch spans, is the "little" brother of the Tunkhannock Viaduct. If you have never visited either bridge, you might want to visit this bridge first, and then continue south to the Tunkhannock Viaduct, because if you haven't seen the Tunkhannock Viaduct, this bridge will still drop your jaw in terms of how large and impressive it is. Indeed, the Kingsley Bridge is a large bridge, it is just overshadowed by the incredible record-breaking size of the Tunkhannock Viaduct. Both bridges however are essential stops on any area bridge trip, and both are rare, large, and historic structures worthy of preservation.

Sadly, the Kingsley Bridge does not feature any interpretive signage like the Tunkhannock Viaduct does. HistoricBridges.org was unable to locate an original plaque on the bridge either, although it is possible it was on the other end of the bridge, on the other side of the creek.

In many ways, this bridge is as much worth a visit as the Tunkhannock Viaduct, because this bridge is easier to get a look at as far as details. The Tunkhannock Viaduct is so high up you can hardly get a good look at the architectural details on the arch and railings. It is worth noting that the details on the Kingsley Bridge are slightly different however, including railing and pier details. It is unknown if the railings on the Kingsley Bridge are additions like the Tunkhannock Viaduct.

Finally, EBay had the below postcard on an auction some time ago, showing a postcard of the bridge many years ago. It offers a nice view of the bridge. It is unclear how many more postcards like this one there might be out there.

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