Wandering Aimlessly


Destination: The Kinzua Bridge Viaduct, Part 1

by Phil Burkhouse


Deer in our area can take a break after this Saturday, which marks the end of the extended archery and flintlock deer season.  A few diehards are still trapping, grouse is in until January 21, and squirrel, pheasant, and rabbit is in until February 28.  I hunted with the grandkids the last three months, and I am sure some readers are tickled the major hunting seasons are over and I will be transitioning into other outdoor areas.  For the next two weeks I will be writing about a destination in neighboring McKean County that is amazing to see.

Several weeks ago I asked what a viaduct was and where there is a famous viaduct in our area.  A viaduct is a long, high bridge that carries a railroad over a valley.  The famous viaduct in our area is the Kinzua Bridge Viaduct that once soared almost a half mile across Kinzua Creek and was 301 feet high.  At the time of its construction, it was the largest and highest railroad bridge in the world.



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