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Wilkes-Barre Trestle Remains

Just beams remain ...

In the North End section of Wilkes-Barre, along the Susquehanna River, beams from an old Laurel Line trestle still span Mill Creek. This is the site of a former canal aqueduct. The aqueduct crossed the creek at about the same place as the Laurel Line trestle.

The other railroad bridge in the picture, the truss bridge crossing the Susquehanna river, belongs to the D&H. Actually, the bridge was part of the Wilkes-Barre Connecting Railroad, a joint effort of the PRR and D&H. Visable in the above photo are small rocks near the piers of the bridge. These "rocks" are actually remains of a mine railroad bridge that once stood at the same site.

Laurel Line Trestle

Laurel Line Trestle

Laurel Line Trestle


 

 

 

 
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