Nicholson (PA) Ramps Up for 100th Anniversary of Railroad Bridge: (Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct-DL&W)

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Nicholson (PA) Ramps Up for 100th Anniversary of Railroad Bridge
(Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct-DL&W)*

The Tunkhannock Viaduct was a marvel of the modern world when it was
completed in 1915. A century later, it remains the world’s largest
reinforced concrete railroad bridge, spanning not just Tunkhannock creek
hundreds of feet below, but the entire valley containing the borough of
Nicholson in eastern Wyoming County.

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Borough officials and members of several groups vested in retaining
Nicholson’s heritage and celebrating the history of the grand old bridge
are hoping to draw thousands of people to the small rural town from Friday
to Sunday, Sept. 11 to 13 for an activity-packed weekend that will feature
a parade, historical exhibits, and walking tours. The weekend will
culminate with what organizers expect to be Nicholson’s biggest Bridge Day
ever.

“We are excited to celebrate our Bridge’s 100th anniversary and look
forward to working with our neighbors…

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