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Kinzua Viaduct

General Information

Completion: 1900
Status: collapsed (2003)

Project Type

Structure: Trestle bridge
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
Replaces: Kinzua Viaduct (1882)

Technical Information

Dimensions

height 91.8 m
total length 626 m

Materials

deck steel
piers steel

Chronology

1959

Last freight train crosses the bridge.

August 2002

The bridge is closed for all traffic -- including pedestrians -- due to fear of collapse.

February 2003

Maintenance crews begin to shore up the bridge starting from the abutments and working towards the middle.

21 July 2003

In 80mph winds, more than half of the 20 supports collapse. No injuries are reported.

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Owner
Design
(role unknown)

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000963
  • Date created
    17/09/2000
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016