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Kinzua Bridge State Park

The 339-acre Kinzua Bridge State Park, located in McKean County, is the home of the newly reinvented Kinzua Viaduct. The Viaduct, once known as the longest and tallest railroad structure at 2,053 feet long and 301 feet high, was partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003.

In 2011, the engineering masterpiece was reinvented as the Kinzua Bridge skywalk, a new pedestrian walkway where visitors can stroll 600 feet out on the remaining support towers, peer miles out into the Kinzua Gorge, and gaze down through the partial glass platform at the end of the walkway.

The new Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center and Park Office features great views, exhibits, and information about the surrounding area.

Picnicking and trail opportunities are available. The Kinzua Bridge Scenic Byway is a designated shared use hike/bike corridor.

Recreational Advisory

Due to unsafe conditions in the area of the downed towers, visitors are prohibited from walking under the skywalk and in the surrounding area as indicated on the map.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

The visitor center and park office is open specific hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

 

Directions

Kinzua Bridge State Park is four miles north of US 6 at Mt. Jewett on SR 3011.

When searching online for driving directions to Kinzua Bridge, be sure to use "Kinzua Bridge State Park" not just "Kinzua Bridge."

GPS DD: Lat. 41.75953  Long. -78.58702

 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Scenic Views

The skywalk gives close-up views of the viaduct and wide views of the Kinzua Creek Valley. The overlook is excellent for viewing the skywalk and the valley.

Both views are great for viewing fall foliage, which peaks the first two weeks of October.

The Picture Taking Platform under the skywalk allows visitors to photograph themselves and the remaining support towers in an interesting “3D” effect. A short side trail from the Kinzua Creek Trail leads to the platform.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

The park offers a wide variety of environmental education and interpretive programs year round. Through hands-on activities, guided walks, and informational programs, participants gain an appreciation and understanding of natural and cultural resources.

Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center and Park Office

The new center features great views, historical and interpretive exhibits, and information about the surrounding area.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact a park employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.

Nearest Hospital

UPMC Kane
4372 Route 6
Kane, PA 16735
814-837-8585

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Kinzua Bridge State Park