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Kinzua Bridge

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The Kinzua Bridge or the Kinzua Viaduct was a railroad trestle that had spanned Kinzua Creek in McKean County in the U.S. state of... Weiterlesen
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The Kinzua Bridge or the Kinzua Viaduct was a railroad trestle that had spanned Kinzua Creek in McKean County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The bridge was 301 feet (92 m) tall and 2,052 feet (625 m) long prior to its collapse. The bridge was originally built from iron in 1882 and was billed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World", holding the record as the tallest railroad bridge in the world for two years. In 1900 the bridge was dismantled and simultaneously rebuilt out of steel to allow it to accommodate heavier trains. It stayed in commercial service until 1959 and was sold to the state government of Pennsylvania in 1963, becoming the centerpiece of a state park. Restoration of the bridge began in 2002, but before it was finished, a tornado struck the bridge in 2003 causing a large portion of the bridge to collapse. Contributing to the collapse was the failure, caused by corrosion, of the anchor bolts holding the bridge towers to their foundations

Produktinformationen

Titel: Kinzua Bridge
Untertitel: Rail transport in the United States, Trestle, Kinzua Creek, Eighth Wonder of the World, Government of Pennsylvania, National Register of Historic Places, Historic civil engineering landmarks
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EAN: 9786130603830
ISBN: 978-613-0-60383-0
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Technik
Anzahl Seiten: 84
Gewicht: 142g
Größe: H220mm x B150mm x T5mm
Jahr: 2010