Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature (HM1ZCB)

Location: Kane, PA 16735 McKean County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 45.629', W 78° 35.235'

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A DCNR inspection in 2002 deemed the viaduct unsafe and it was closed to all traffic. Restoration work was well underway when, on July 21, 2003, severe weather sent the crew scrambling for shelter. Just after 3:15 p.m., an F1 tornado hit Kinzua Bridge State Park. No match for the powerful winds, the viaduct's 120-year-old anchor bolts snapped. In two minutes, 11 steel towers lay in a twisted tangle on the valley floor. Today, the DCNR manages this area to allow smaller plants and grasses to thrive, while preventing larger shrubs and trees from obscuring the view of the debris field. The debris field has become home to plants and animals.
Placed ByPennsylvania Wilds, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
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Date Added Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 700572 N 4625997
Decimal Degrees41.76048333, -78.58725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 45.629', W 78° 35.235'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 45' 37.74" N, 78° 35' 14.1" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Kane PA 16735, US
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