I quickly realized the bonus from the detour was that I could stop in Clarks Summit for lunch and hit the Waffle House, the closest to Ithaca, and perhaps grab some Krispy Kreme on the way out. I got off the highway there just as traffic was slowing down for that construction zone. So, after lunch I decided to continue up US 11 instead of going back to I-81. From Clarks Summit, the route back to I-81 if you go north instead of getting right back on the highway is several miles long, so I never do it, but this time I got the unexpected pleasure of seeing this viaduct spanning the Tunkhannock Valley. I shot right past the "scenic view" parking lot while staring up at the bridge, but turned around and parked for a few minutes to take some photos. This viaduct in the middle of rural Pennsylvania really reminds me of the stunning aqueduct in Segovia, Spain. I should scan my pictures of that.
The viaduct went into service in 1915 on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, spanning 2,375 feet, 240 feet above Tunkhannock Creek.
Oh, and the waffle was awesome. (The biscuits and sausage gravy was too salty.)