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Kinzua Bridge State Park.

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USA near Buffalo

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killian__ohmalley published on 08/08/2018 9:35 p.m. :
killian__ohmalley

The before image of the Kinzua Bridge was found on https://commons.wikimedia.org.

Kinzua Bridge was built in 1882. Once completed it was the longest and tallest railroad structure at 2,053 feet long and 301 feet high in the world. People refereed to it as the eighth wonder of the world. In the year 1900 it was rebuilt to carry the heavier trains of the time.

On July 21st, 2003 at approx 3:15pm the bridge was struck by a F1 tornado. The winds lifted the structure off its foundation columns, collapsing the structure into the valley below.

When the above happend in 2003 I was actually riding my ATV in the storm nearby. Not knowing the incoming weather. I arrived safely at home once I realized a bad storm was approaching.

More info on the bridge can be found here:
https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/KinzuaBridgeStatePark/Pages/History.aspx


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