Named “One of the World’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Skywalks and Viewpoints in the World” by the Culture Trip, U.K, the Kinzua Bridge Skywalk is an engineering masterpiece with a rich history and one of the most stunning views you’ll see in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Things to do
The Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center is a state-of-the-art building facility that will orient visitors to the Kinzua Bridge, as well as the surrounding area. Work on the original Kinzua Viaduct was completed in 1882, and it was once the highest and longest railroad viaduct in the world. In 2003, the bridge was struck by a tornado, and partially destroyed. Today, this engineering marvel has been reinvented as a new pedestrian walkway, offering a stunning view of the Kinzua Gorge. Visitors can stroll out on the remaining support towers to stand and peer down into a partial glass platform on the viewing deck.
Venture out on the bridge for a breathtaking view of the Kinzua Valley and to peek through the glass at the forest floor below. “One of the World’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Skywalks and Viewpoints in the World” by the Culture Trip, U.K.!
The Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center offers videos and hands-on, family-friendly educational exhibits.
The Visitor Center also houses the PA Wilds Conservation Gift Shop, which sells products and artisan goods made in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Prepared hikers with proper footwear can descend below on well marked hiking trails. The hike includes steep terrain and requires high stamina.