The city of Wilkes-Barre features many historically significant places. The most majestic of those is the Market St bridge, the connecting link between the citizens of Wilkes-Barre and Kingston. The Market St. Bridge is a massive concrete arch style bridge that has withstood the flooding waters of the mighty Susquehanna River countless times. Perched on each corner of the bridge are four beautifully sculpted eagles that look like guardians of it’s span.
The Market Street bridge was designed the world renowned architects Carrère and Hastings in 1926. The bridge’s construction was started soon after and was finished by 1928. In 1988 the bridge was listed on the National Register Of Historical Places.
If you ever make your way into Northeast PA it would be well worth your time to visit this bridge and the pristine Kirby and River Side Parks that surround it.
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