The stone that saved the Erie Railroad

Reed, Christine
August 2008
New York State Conservationist;Aug2008, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p15
The article focuses on the use of bluestone in the construction of the Starrucca Viaduct to link New York City and the Erie Railroad in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania by engineer Julius Adams. The project was completed in the early November 1848. The viaduct is one of the oldest bluestone structures in the U.S. and has been considered a National Civil Engineering Landmark as of 2008. Numerous quarries are said to have emerged after the construction of the viaduct.


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