View Full Version : Its Gone!

Lee Schierer
07-23-2003, 1:52 PM
The Kinzua railroad viaduct is no longer. It was until Monday the tallest railroad bridge in teh U.S.....My grandfather drove trains across it for 30+ years. My father rode across it in the 1960's and took 8mm movies. I've walked across it several times with my wife and children. A severe storm took out the whole center section on Monday. 100+ mph winds, possibly a tornado, did the job.
Kinzua Viaduct (http://www.post-gazette.com/localnews/20021006kinzua7.asp)

It will be greatly missed. They say it would cost more than $40 million to rebuild it. It went out of active service at least 20 years ago, though there was still a park service train that went over it.

It now joins the N.H. man in the mountain as things you can't see anymore!

Don Farr
07-24-2003, 8:26 AM
Interesting story Lee. A lot of history there, it's ashame that it is gone.
We have had quite a few bad storms here in Georgia this year also.

Jim Young
07-24-2003, 12:03 PM
I always wanted to walk across a bridge like that. Not sure if my family would go.