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Mount Jewett, Pennsylvania: The Kinzua Viaduct

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Kinzua Bridge State Park

Address:
296 Viaduct Rd, Mount Jewett, PA
Directions:
Kinzua Bridge State Park. From US-6, at the east end of Mount Jewett, turn north (no stoplight) onto PA-3011/Bridge St. Drive 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Viaduct Rd and drive a half-mile to the parking lot.
Hours:
SkyWalk daily dawn-dusk. Visitor Center daily; closed Su in winter. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
814-778-5467
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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The Kinzua Viaduct.

The Kinzua Viaduct

It was the longest, tallest railroad bridge in the country -- until a tornado destroyed it in 2003. The impressive wreckage, viewed from a platform, has made it even more of a tourist attraction.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/10/2023]

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Statue of Liberty compared to trestle.

Kinzua State Park Visitor Center

There's a beautiful new visitor center before you get to the Kinzua Bridge, with lots of nice things to see inside about the history of the bridge.

[Etta Miller, 05/01/2022]

Among the impressive displays is a large model, showing that the steel towers of the Kinzua Viaduct are as high as the Statue of Liberty -- or were, since most of them collapsed in a 2003 tornado. The observation deck has been given a glass floor for straight-down views, and there's now a hiking trail to the bottom for close-up time at the wreckage.

The Kinzua Viaduct

Absolutely go out of your way. We ran into the the Kinzua Viaduct by recommendation from a local person. Great explanation of how it was built.

[K And k, 08/25/2021]
Kinzua Viaduct

My family, age 8-80, loved it. The museum does a great job of describing the viaduct. The views from the viaduct skyway are breathtaking.

[Carrie, 05/26/2018]

This viaduct was the longest, tallest railroad bridge in the country -- until a tornado destroyed it in 2003. Now its impressive wreckage has made it a tourist attraction.

Kinzua Bridge

Very cool wreck after a tornado. Amazing views and a true feeling of the force that went by here.

[Ida, 07/10/2016]

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