Wednesday, April 23, 2008
So on my way back to Cornell on Sunday, we hit really bad traffic on 81 in Scranton. It took us about 20 minutes to go less than 1/2 mile, so we got off the highway and took route 11. We were driving down route 11 enjoying the scenery when suddenly we encountered one of the Lackawanna Rail Road viaducts (further down 11, we passed under another viaduct). In person, the viaduct was an absolutely amazing sight. The structure is absolutely huge and looks to be in almost perfect condition. The structure is truly second nature. Although man made, it seems to almost enhance the landscape, making that river valley in that town different from other river valleys in other towns. Here are some pictures.