7 votes

CP - Martins Creek Viaduct


Construction almost completed

Photo taken in 1914


BH Photo #170054

Street Views 


Long and tall concrete viaduct that spans across the Kingsley Valley area.


Massive concrete arch bridge over Martins Creek and Lackawanna Trail on Canadian Pacific Railroad
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1912-14 for the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
- F.M. Talbot Construction Co. of New York City, New York
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Conrail (CR)
- Delaware & Hudson Railway (DH)
- Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DLW)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 1,600.0 ft.
Also called
Lackawanna - Kingsley Bridge
CP - Kingsley Viaduct
CP - Kingsley Bridge
Lackawanna - Kingsley Viaduct
Lackawanna - Martins Creek Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.74399, -75.75261   (decimal degrees)
41°44'38" N, 75°45'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/437421/4621625 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hop Bottom
Inventory number
BH 45691 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2022: New photo from David Shedlock
  • December 27, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • September 22, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 11, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • March 7, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 6, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • July 13, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 15, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • October 16, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • November 28, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated GPS
  • August 6, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • July 25, 2010: New Street View added by Jacob P. Bernard
  • July 23, 2010: Added by Jacob P. Bernard



CP - Martins Creek Viaduct
Posted July 13, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein (Dana)

Ed Believe you are correct, check out view 5. Awesome eye for detail!

Martins Creek Viaduct
Posted October 21, 2012, by Nathan Holth ( )


Contact me through www.historicbridges.org and when i get back from a trip i am on i can help you.

Martins Creek Viaduct
Posted October 21, 2012, by Marion Sweet (msweet607 [at] comcast [dot] net)

As you know the Martins Creek Viaduct will be 100 years old in 2015 as will the Tunnkhannock Viaduct. Nicholson Heritage Association (see our web site) is planning a 3 day celebration that year. Also I understand Brooklyn Historical Society is interested in doing something for the Martins' Creek Viaduct. When we did our 75th celebrationin 1990 we could not anyone interested in doing something for the little brother bridge "up route 11". Could someone do a brochue with the stats of the bridge? And some history? Would love to see that!

M. Sweet

Chairman Nicholson Heritage Association