More "Rebuild Kinzua Bridge" rumors?

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Re: More "Rebuild Kinzua Bridge" rumors?

Postby Aa3rt » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:34 am

Mr. Kessler, Thanks for reviving this dormant topic and updating us on what's left of the Kinzua Bridge. I especially appreciate the photos. I'll most likely be headed up that way (Warren County) later in the year for my annual visit and will try to stop by and check it out for myself.
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Re: More "Rebuild Kinzua Bridge" rumors?

Postby thebigham » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:38 pm

The Weather Channel website has an article about the Kinzua Bridge:

http://www.weather.com/travel/bridge-de ... n-20130723

Ten years after a tornado felled 11 of its 20 bridge towers, the historic Kinzua Bridge in McKean County, Pa., once considered an "Eighth Wonder of the World," is now a reinvented tourist attraction. Its ruins lure visitors by the thousands, and serve as a reminder of man's engineering feats and how Mother Nature can take them down.
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Re: More "Rebuild Kinzua Bridge" rumors?

Postby RussNelson » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:16 am

Wow. Check out this AWESOME quadcopter fly over and under of Kinzua bridge! Amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BVXuBuC7XI
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Re: More "Rebuild Kinzua Bridge" rumors?

Postby thebigham » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:50 am

^Thanks, Russ!!

They should make an observation deck on the other end of the bridge. There is a trail that goes down into the valley from both bridge abutments. I've hiked it.
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Re: More "Rebuild Kinzua Bridge" rumors?

Postby TB Diamond » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:29 pm

The other end of the Kinzua bridge is on private property that is leased to a hunting club.
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Re: More "Rebuild Kinzua Bridge" rumors?

Postby thebigham » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:20 am

^But, isn't that abutment on Kinzua Bridge State Park property?

I understand they are concerned about safety.
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Re: More "Rebuild Kinzua Bridge" rumors?

Postby TB Diamond » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:55 pm

The key word would be "Access".
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Re: More "Rebuild Kinzua Bridge" rumors?

Postby lvrr325 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:56 am

Someone else owns the former RR ROW?
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Re: More "Rebuild Kinzua Bridge" rumors?

Postby TB Diamond » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:32 pm

Both barricaded and posted.
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Re: More "Rebuild Kinzua Bridge" rumors?

Postby EMTRailfan » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:53 am

I'm not 100% sure of the details of the situation, but I was told that the KKRR leased ground on the wye end of the bridge for turning the locos. When it was embargoed, rails were removed immediately to get out from under the lease.
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