|total length||626 m|
Last freight train crosses the bridge.
The bridge is closed for all traffic -- including pedestrians -- due to fear of collapse.
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.
Relevant Web Sites
- A Span for All Seasons: Kinzua Viaduct (1)
- A Span for All Seasons: Kinzua Viaduct (2)
- HAER: Erie Railway, Bradford Division, Bridge 27.66, Spanning Kinzua Creek Valley, 1.5 miles northeast of Kushequa, Mount Jewett vicinity, McKean County, PA
- Planet Smethport: History of Kinzua Viaduct
- Post Gazette: High winds topple historic railroad bridge (22.07.2003)
- post-gazette.com: Kinzua Viaduct succumbing to age (06.10.2002)
- Great American Bridges and Dams. A National Trust Guide. John Wiley & Sons, New York (USA), pp. 145. (1984):
- Lessons from the Kinzua. In: Civil Engineering Magazine, v. 75, n. 11 (November 2005), pp. 56-59. (2005):
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