On Saturday, June 18, 2005, Dan, Trigger and Goona rode the Trails at Majestic Park and then did a dual-sport ride over to the historic Kinzua Bridge.

The Kinzua Bridge, once dubbed the 'Eight Wonder of the World' once was the longest and tallest bridge of its kind when completed, and it today is still the second longest and tallest in the world.

Unfortunately, on July 21, 2003, The Kinzua Viaduct, located in Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania was struck by an F-1 tornado. This act of nature resulted in the loss of 11 of the 20 towers that have supported the Kinzua Viaduct in its reach across the sky for over 100 years. Internationally recognized as an architectural and engineering marvel, the Kinzua Viaduct was one of Pennsylvania's most visually recognizable landmarks.

Check out this Kinzua Bridge history Web site for the full story.


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This is the view from underneath of what remains of the bridge. We rode to this point on the old railroad bed for the New York, Lake Erie, and Western Railroad and Coal Company.

Trigger observes the twisted rubble.

Trigger's usual stupid looking grin.

Along the old railroad grade leading up to the Bridge

Trigger and Dan doing what they do best: Complaining about everything.

 

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