While the Starrucca Viaduct's ( SQ16) soaring arches stride across Starrucca Creek near the county's northern border, this clapper bridge barely straddles a tributary to Tunkhannock Creek far to the south. This bridge type with its rare dry-laid rubble corbeled arch is sometimes called a slab bridge because of the large stone slab serving as the arch's keystone. Clapper bridges date to the thirteenth century in England, where “clapper” means “plank” in the Sussex area. Early English clapper bridges, however, are narrow pedestrian bridges on stone piers, not arches. Though the date of this bridge is unknown, it is probably early nineteenth century.
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