Near Mount Jewett in McKean County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2011 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks marker series.
Location. 41° 45.56′ N, 78° 35.215′ W. Marker is near Mount Jewett, Pennsylvania, in McKean County. Marker can be reached from Pennsylvania Route 3011 half a mile east of U.S. 6. Touch for map. East on Lindholm road about one-half mile off US Highway 6. Just east of Mount Jewett. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Jewett PA 16740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kinzua Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commerce to Collapse (about 300 feet away); Forces of Nature (about 400 feet away); Nebo Lutheran Chapel and Cemetery Smethport (approx. 8 miles away); "The Bucktails" (approx. 8 miles away); McKean County (approx. 8 miles away); Dr. Edward H. McCleery (approx. 8.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Jewett.
More about this marker. Marker located inside Kinzua Bridge State Park.
Regarding Kinzua Viaduct. Kinzua Bridge spanning Kinzua Creek, original bridge built in 1882, subsequent bridge built in 1900 and destroyed in 2003 by a tornado. At the time it was built, the original (c. 1882) Kinzua Bridge was the highest, at 301 feet (92 m), and longest, at 2,053 feet (626 m), railway bridge in the world, given the distinction of being listed as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (the listing was in 1977). The Erie Railroad company originally owned and operated the bridge.
Also see . . . Kinzua Viaduct - Behind the Marker. Explorepahistory.com (Submitted on September 4, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Additional keywords. tornado
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Disasters • Railroads & Streetcars •
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