Nicholson, Pennsylvania: Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct - Longest Concrete Railroad Bridge

Nearly a half-mile long and 24 stories high. Dizzying views from below.
State St., Nicholson, PA
The Bridge crosses over Hwy 92/State St. just east of town and US 11.
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Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct.

Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct - Longest Concrete Railroad Bridge

There's a scenic pull-off for better gawking from US Rt 11.

[Jen Marceaux, 09/08/2015]
Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct - Longest Concrete Railroad Bridge

The community of Nicholson will celebrate the 100th anniversary of this engineering marvel in September 2015. More details at

[Josh Stull, 01/20/2015]


Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct - Longest Concrete Railroad Bridge

Commonly called the Nicholson Bridge, the Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct was constructed from 1912 to 1915. It is the the world's largest concrete railroad bridge, part of a major improvement to the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. The bridge is 2,375 feet long, 34 feet wide, and 240 feet in height. I have been on a railfan trip out of Steamtown that crossed the Viaduct, but I think the most impressive view is from the town below. It is not unlike seeing Niagara Falls from the Maid Of The Mist.

[Jeff, 03/13/2004]

Oct. 2012: Photo added.

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