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NYSW - Starrucca Viaduct


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BH Photo #125915


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Massive stone arch bridge over Starrucca Creek and frmr D&H RR on New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway at Lanesboro
Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1847-48
- James P. Kirkwood (Designer)
- Julius W. Adams (Designer)
- Central New York Railroad (CNYK)
- Conrail (CR)
- Delaware & Hudson Railway (DH)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
- New York & Erie Railroad (NY&E)
- New York, Susquehanna, & Western Railway (NYSW)
17 span stone arch
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 1,040.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 29, 1975
Also called
CNYK - Starrucca Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.96425, -75.58367   (decimal degrees)
41°57'51" N, 75°35'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/451634/4645971 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 75001665 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 37613 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 28, 2021: New photos from Bruce Roberts
  • August 8, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 16, 2020: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • September 11, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 26, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 7, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Central New York Railroad"
  • March 7, 2014: Photos imported by Dave King
  • September 7, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • September 2, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • July 29, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • October 13, 2008: Added by James Baughn


  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • HAER PA-6 - Erie Railway, Delaware Division, Bridge 189.46, Spanning Starucca Creek, East of Susquehanna River, Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, PA
  • Wikipedia
  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Bruce Roberts
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Josh Schmid


Starrucca Viaduct
Posted December 3, 2017, by John Gillan (jgillan1066 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm amazed that anyone would rate this historic masterpiece at anything less than 5 stars. A lovely, massive bridge in a lovely setting. Well worth a long trip.