Data: 08/27/2015 02:59:47, add by DudleyGruntApproved
This OpenCaching North America Virtual Cache will bring you 225 feet above the Kinzua valley on what's left of a 115-year-old bridge following a dance with a tornado. Of course, the bridge (or what's left of it) is completely safe.
The Kinzua Bridge was constructed in 1882. On completion, the bridge was the tallest and longest railroad bridge in the world and was advertised as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". Six of the bridge's 20 towers were taller than the Brooklyn Bridge. In 1900, the bridge was dismantled and simultaneously rebuilt out of steel to allow it to accommodate heavier trains. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 29, 1977, and was named to the National Register of Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks on June 26, 1982
On July 21, 2003, a tornado struck the Kinzua Bridge, snapping and uprooting nearby trees, as well as causing 11 of the 20 bridge towers to collapse. There were no human deaths or injuries. The state decided not to rebuild the Kinzua Bridge, which would have cost an estimated $45 million. Instead, it was proposed that the ruins be used as a visitor attraction to show the forces of nature at work. The Kinzua Sky Walk was opened on September 15, 2011. The Sky Walk consists of a pedestrian walkway to an observation deck with a glass floor at the end of the bridge that allows views of the bridge and the valley directly below. The walkway cost $4.3 million to construct, but is estimated to bring in $11.5 million in tourism revenue for the region.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinzua_Bridge, accessed 25 August 2015
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