Kinzua Bridge State Park, Mount Jewett

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Kinzua Bridge State Park is a 329acre Pennsylvania state park near Mount Jewett, in Hamlin and Keating Townships, McKean County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park lies between U.S. Route 6 and Pennsylvania Route 59, along State Route 3011 just east of the Allegheny National Forest.
Kinzua Bridge State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of Parks as one of "25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks".
The park is noted as the site of the Kinzua Bridge spanning Kinzua Creek, original bridge built in 1882, subsequent bridge built in 1900 and destroyed in 2003 by a tornado. At the time it was built, the original (c. 1882) Kinzua Bridge was the highest, at, and longest, at, railway bridge in the world, given the distinction of being listed as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (the listing was in 1977). The Erie Railroad company originally owned and operated the bridge.
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  • Such a wonderful afternoon! We took time out of our tri to drive here & so glad we did. the views from the skywalk are amazing. Then after that we hiked down and across to the other side. Bring a wate...  more »
  • Stopping here while riding the shamrock tour. The visitor center is very informative and educational. Fun things for kids to do. The skywalk is amazing. We did the hike to the bottom. All the views ar...  more »
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  • Great "hands on" displays and history lessons that kids and teens would enjoy. "Train" seating for educational video clips. Miniature train moves around tracks near ceiling. Visitor Center open until 6 all 7 days of the week according to hours on door. Many trails to explore that leads to bottom of canyon plus Rails to Trails.
  • Facility is clean. Staff in gift shop super nice and helpful. Gift shop prices are not expensive either. If u are scared of heights the walk on bridge will get you over it. Enjoy the beautiful view. If you have young kids make sure take some change to smash a penny upstairs. Then go down downstairs and enjoy the hands on activites just outside the gift shop.

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