Market Street Bridge, Wilkes-Barre

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Market Street Bridge is a distinguished concrete arch bridge over the Susquehanna River between Kingston and Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, designed by the architectural firm of Carrère and Hastings and built between 1926 and 1929. The bridge is 1,274.3-foot-long (388.4 m) with twelve spans, including four main spans measuring 120-foot-long (37 m) each. Six of the twelve arches are open spandrels. The architects designed four triumphal arches (or pylons) surmounted by limestone eagles with partially spread wings, intended as a memorial to veterans of the First World War. The paired pylons, two at each side of the bridge, are connected by a classical balustrade running the full length of the bridge.

In 1988, the bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Affectionally known as the Eagle Bridge to anyone local, the Market Street Bridge is a architectural masterpiece built between 1926-1929, speaking to Wilkes-Bqrre's gilded past as the original Dubai.....  more »
  • I always enjoy biking or walking across the bridge. You can get some great morning fog pics or capture a sunset.  more »

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