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Nicholson Bridge, also known as the Tunkhannock Viaduct, is half a mile long and 100 feet higher than the Brooklyn Bridge.

The 100th anniversary celebration of the Nicholson Bridge, also known as the Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct or the Tunkhannock Viaduct, will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 11-13.

“We are excited about events that we have planned,” said Marion Sweet, Nicholson Heritage Association chair.

Built by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DL&W), construction on the Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct began in 1912 and its dedication took place on Nov. 6, 1915. Abraham Burton Cohen was the project designer and George J. Ray was the chief engineer.

In 1975, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) designated the Nicholson Bridge as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. On April 11, 1977, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

A tentative schedule of events includes:

Friday, Sept. 11

6-9 p.m.: Vintage photograph exhibit, at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church Hall, corner of Main & High streets.

7-11 p.m.: Jeffrey James Band performs on the main stage on Main Street.

Saturday, Sept. 12

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: History on Main Street.

10 a.m.: Official program, Main Street.

1-1:30 p.m.: students of Stage Door Dance Studios perform on the main stage.

1:30-2:30 p.m.: James Estes and Friends perform on the Almont stage.

3 p.m.: Parade on State Street.

5:30-7:30 p.m.: The Still Hand String Band performs on the main stage;

5:30-7:30 p.m.: Static in the Attic performs on the Almont stage

8 p.m. to midnight: – Mace In Dickson performs on the main stage

8:45-9:30 p.m. – Fireworks

Steam excursions from Steamtown to Binghamton over the Nicholson Bridge. Tickets available at laurellinesspecials.org.

There will be events at Nordahl Park on Oak Street all day and, of course, local businesses will be open all day.

Sunday, Sept. 13

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: annual Bridge Day, Main Street and Nordahl Park on Oak Street, featuring vendors, crafts and entertainment, and, of course, local businesses will be open all day.

Steam excursions from Steamtown to Binghamton over the Nicholson Bridge. Tickets available at laurellinesspecials.org.