Rusty Tagliareni (dark_fetus) wrote in abandonedplaces,
Rusty Tagliareni

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The Paulinskill Viaduct

This entry marks a kind of "return to form" for me...
By that I mean that my entries will be all new material from here on out.
No more stuff being pulled from my back-log of locations, and all future videos will be in HD...

That being said, on to the post.

The Paulinskill Viaduct was a railway bridge constructed to allow trains easy crossing
over the Paulinskill river and the valley that surrounded it.
Construction of the massive bridge began in 1908 and was completed in 1910.
The huge structure measures 1100 feet long and 125 high.
At the time it was constructed, it was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world.
It was only surpassed in size by Tunkhannock Viaduct in 1915,
another viaduct further down the Lackawanna Cut-Off, the same railway line that it serviced.
The Tunkhannock Viaduct held the record until 1955...

The Lackawanna Cut-Off was a 28.5 mile railway line
that ran from Port Morris, New Jersey to Slateford, Pennsylvania.
Between 1908 and 1910 the construction of the Lakawanna Cut-Off
was one of the largest construction projects in the world.

The Railway opened on Christmas eve, 1911, and ran until January 6, 1970.
In 1984, after 14 years of non-use, the tracks were finally removed from the Paulinskill Viaduct.

Present day the viaduct still sits, intact, crossing the valley and river that runs through it.
It's size and shape almost arrogantly stating that it has no intentions of going anywhere.

As is usual, video footage captured by my lady-friend Christina deadgirl1307
Editing is done by the both of us...

Thank you for your time, I hope everyone enjoyed...
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