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Inspecting Scranton’s Underground History
SCRANTON -- A project to replace the Harrison Avenue Bridge in Scranton means an inspection Tuesday and Wednesday of a railroad tunnel underneath it. Newswatch 16 was invited to be with engineers as they checked out the condition of the tunnel. For the next three years, PennDOT crews will be building the new bridge spanning Roaring Brook. This week though, crews will be far underneath the bridge. There's a 110-year-old railroad tunnel underground that needs to be inspected before any more heavy equipment can be brought it in.