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Kinzua Bridge


Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, July 1971. Aerial Reconnaissance Ii, Erie Railway Survey

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #144927


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Deck girder bridge over Kinzua Creek on former Erie Railway at Kinzua Bridge State Park
McKean County, Pennsylvania
Remaining spans open to pedestrian traffic
Built 1900, closed to traffic in 1959, mosly destroyed by a tornado on July 21, 2003, remaining spans rehabilitated and reopened in 2011 as the "Kinzua Sky Walk"
- Elmira Bridge Co. of Elmira, New York.
Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 2,052.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Also called
Kinzua Sky Walk
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.76345, -78.58928   (decimal degrees)
41°45'48" N, 78°35'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/700394/4626321 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 77001511 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 43205 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 26, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 14, 2017: New photos from Brian Manville
  • October 5, 2016: New Street View added by Luke
  • August 3, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 3, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • January 26, 2014: New photos from Roger Deschner
  • February 21, 2013: New photo from Paige Miller
  • June 7, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Tall Bridges"
  • June 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Destroyed by tornado"
  • July 28, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • July 23, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • July 20, 2010: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • July 14, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • August 11, 2009: Added by James Baughn


  • Wikipedia
  • HAER PA-7 - Erie Railway, Bradford Division, Bridge 27.66, Spanning Kinzua Creek Valley, 1.5 miles northeast of Kushequa, Mount Jewett vicinity, McKean County, PA
  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • Paige Miller
  • Todd Wilson
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Luke
  • Brian Manville


Kinzua Bridge
Posted October 5, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Kinzua Bridge
Posted October 5, 2016, by Brian Manville

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Kinzua Viaduct
Posted October 15, 2010, by Jacob P. Bernard

The viaduct will soon be put back to use.

Details here: