Starrucca Viaduct

This 1848 railroad landmark is an internationally recognized structure of native bluestone that is noteworthy for its slender piers and arches. It is the largest bridge of its type in the world. Located off Rte. 92 to Rte. 171 in the village of Lanesboro.

At the time of the bridge’s construction, in the mid-19th century, railroads were still in their infancy and were not only just beginning to fan out from east coast cities but also were still developing the engineering techniques and skills required to build complicated and difficult projects like bridges and tunnels. As such, it became no easy task for the Erie to span the valley located near what is now the small town of Lanesboro. However, with the help of a brilliant engineer and an unbelievable sum of money, the bridge was completed in just over a year.

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