The kinzua bridge or the kinzua viaduct ˈ k ɪ n z uː z uː ə was a railroad trestle that spanned kinzua creek in mckean county in the u s.
Kinzua dam glass floor how hih.
The kinzua viaduct was once the highest and longest railroad viaduct in the world.
The kinzua sky walk a pedestrian walkway to an observation deck with a glass floor at the end of the bridge that allows views of the bridge and the valley directly below was unveiled in 2011.
The kinzua sky walk extends out 624 feet into the kinzua gorge offering panoramic views.
The trestle was blown partly down by a tornado in 2003.
State of pennsylvania the bridge was 301 feet 92 m tall and 2 052 feet 625 m long.
Another highlight of the new kinzua bridge is the glass floor that covers a portion of the bridge near the edge.
The kinzua bridge skywalk in mckean county pa is the remains of a railroad viaduct that crossed kinzua creek as part of the new york lake erie and western railway.
An entire town was flooded to make the lake above the dam and control the river level below the dam.
The skywalk features a walkway with a set of railroad tracks leading to the end of the overlook which has a partial glass floor.
Work on the original kinzua viaduct was completed in 1882 and it was once the highest and longest railroad viaduct in the world.
The dam is located 6 miles 10 km east of warren pennsylvania along route 59 within the 500 000 acre 200 000 ha allegheny national forest a boat marina and beach are located within the.
The kinzua dam on the allegheny river in warren county pennsylvania is one of the largest dams in the united states east of the mississippi river.
Kinzua bridge state park.
While it may not be as high above the ground as the glass floor at the grand canyon skywalk or the cn tower in toronto canada it s still high enough to give you a moment of panic as you step onto it and stare down at the ground.
The 339 acre kinzua bridge state park located in mckean county is the home of the reinvented kinzua viaduct.
The kinzua bridge state park visitor center is a state of the art building facility that will orient visitors to the kinzua bridge as well as the surrounding area.
The need to transport coal oil and lumber across the kinzua gorge inspired general thomas kane president of the new york lake erie and western coal company and octave chanute chief engineer.
If you are in the warren pa area i would recommend you make time for the kinzua dam.
It is located within the allegheny national forest.
The kinzua viaduct when first constructed in may 1882 was the highest and longest viaduct in the world measuring 301 feet high and 2 053 feet long.