The Kinzua Bridge of the Erie Railroad in the north of the state of Pennsylvania in the United States in the Allegheny National Forest was 92 meters high and 625 meters long and was considered the second highest bridge in the United States. Built in 1882 and reconstructed in 1900 because of its susceptibility to wind, it was used primarily to transport coal from Elk County. In 1959, the last scheduled train drove over the track. 1963, the bridge was declared by the state of Pennsylvania Kinzua Bridge State Park. 1970 saw the opening of the park. With the inclusion in the list of the National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark 1975 the importance of the bridge was further appreciated.
On June 27, 2002, due to the poor condition of the bridge, it will be prohibited to cross trains and it will be added to the list of Pennsylvania's most vulnerable properties. On August 23, 2002, the bridge will also be closed to pedestrians, as there is a risk of the bridge becoming unstable in adverse winds. In the spring of 2003, repairs and refurbishment work on the bridge will begin. On July 21, 2003, eleven of the 20 pillars collapsed due to a tornado of strength F-1 on the Fujita scale. The cause was the corroded and damaged connection of the bridge elements with the foundations, which was unchanged since 1882. With no public funding available for reconstruction, private initiatives are trying to raise money. A date of a possible re-establishment is currently not foreseeable.
KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT
KitsuneFox: In the early morning, before sunrise, of Augusts 11th, 12th, and 13th is reported to be the best viewing time for the Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 10, 2021 10:32:11 GMT
KitsuneFox: Davidson Seamount is the tallest known fully underwater mountain in the world, measuring 7,480 feet base to peak.
Aug 5, 2021 0:02:27 GMT
syzygy: ...and about other hills and humps... stone cold wisdom! ( :
Jul 28, 2021 14:13:17 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Wycheproof in Australia is the shortest recognized mountain on the world. It stands at 141 feet base to peak. A mineral named 'Wycheproofite' is mined near the location, and is the only known place it's found.
Jul 28, 2021 10:13:47 GMT
syzygy: Cool! Great extra info series about "all stars" highest mountains on Earth!
Jul 22, 2021 6:25:22 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured from the center of the planet. The peak is over 6,800 feet further away than Mount Everest, and is the closest land on earth to outer space.
Jul 22, 2021 0:13:35 GMT
SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
Jul 20, 2021 21:02:26 GMT