The Kinzua Bridge was once the longest and tallest railroad structure at 2,053 feet long and 301 feet high. If you know me, you know I love history and abandoned structures. After seen photos of this I knew it was something I wanted to see in person. Today I committed myself to a long road trip to photograph the Kinzua Bridge myself.
It was a long journey. I live in Harrisburg which is in south central Pennsylvania. The Kinzua Bridge is located in Kinzua Bridge State Park which is near Mt. Jewett in north western Pennsylvania near the New York border. It took four hours to drive their, and another four hours to drive back.
In 2003, the bridge was hit by a tornado which brought down about half of the bridge.
In 2011, the remaining section of the bridge was reinforced along with the addition of a walking platform and observation deck at the end of the standing structure. Above is a view from the end of the standing structure which overlooks the falled section of the bridge.
You can find more photos of the Kinzua Bridge on my Flickr set.