Bigfoot, bridges, zippo & glass

August 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I recently posted about the victorian mansions in Smethport PA.  We also made a few other interesting stops on our exploration of this part of Pennsylvania.  On the top of my list for the weekend was to check out Kinzua Bridge State Park.  It is certainly one impactful  demonstration of the power of mother nature.  The skywalk overlooks the debris field, with the twisted supports that were taken down by a tornado in 2003 left undisturbed where they fell.  The bridge was constructed in 1882, and was the highest at 301 feet, and longest at 2,053 feet railway bridge in the world at that time.

I'd love to get back up here in the fall when the trees change color.  The views from the skywalk are gorgeous (even on a dreary, overcast day)

We also stopped at the Zippo/Case Museum in Bradford PA - an interesting stop if you are ever out in that area.

Port Allegany is constructing a glass park and my guess it is a tribute to it's past.  From 1937 to 2016, Port Allegany was home to a factory of the Pittsburgh Corning Corporation. The "PC", as the factory was known locally, was the only producer of architectural glass building blocks in the United States.   Another spot I'd revisit next time I am up in the area.

I didn't realize we were in bigfoot country - this was a 'sighting' in Smethport

And some other blasts from the past that showed up during the day 

Click here if you missed and would like to see the post on the Victorian Mansions of Smethport!


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