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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

$8.9 Million Kinzua Bridge Visitor Center To Be Officially Dedicated September 15, 2016

Read more in Keystone Edge: http://www.keystoneedge.com/2016/09/12/pa-wilds-kinzua-bridge-state-park-visitors-center/
I’m really looking forward to taking part in tomorrow's dedication of the new Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitors Center! The new center offers exhibits and information about the history of our area, as well as the bridge. It includes 2,800 square feet of space in two exhibit halls and a lobby, plus park offices, public restrooms and classroom space. The dedication starts at 1 p.m.

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22 comments :

Anonymous said...

What a Beautiful building, unfortunately it's useless and a waste of 8.9 million. I wonder what the staffing cost are.

Anonymous said...

MEGA WASTE !!!!

Anonymous said...

7:15 you are correct. We should'a let the big cities have the monies. We don't deserve any cool stuff in NC Pa.

slim pickens said...

in my opinion it's better that they spend the money on something in northern pa than another monument or coliseum in philly or pittsburgh. They are going to spend it somewhere......

Anonymous said...

IT WOULD HELP IF THEY KEPT THE RAILROAD TRACKS LEADING TO THE KINZUA RAILROAD BRIDGE. MAYBE THAT WOULD HELP RECOUP THE COSTS TO BUILD THIS BUILDING. TOO BAD THERE ARE FOLKS WITH THE POWER TO KEEP THE TRACKS THERE THAT WON'T STEP IN!!
Unfortunately, the Allegheny Headwaters Charitable Trust director doesn't want to lose the power struggle to keep or remove the RAILROAD tracks. Keeping these tracks will attract more tourism dollars by attracting RAILROAD enthusiasts and other RAILROAD related attractions. She is putting her personal beliefs in front of the well-being of the McKean County citizens and business owners. It has been proven over and over that there IS enough room to have a walking trail beside the current railroad tracks. By keeping the current tracks, the potential to draw more tourists to the Kinzua RAILROAD bridge has been proven time and again with no action by those who could step in. Why is this?

Anonymous said...

715, 754 I am all about keeping money hear how about spending 8.9 million on infrastructure that will create jobs in rural PA for the long haul

Anonymous said...

everybody here wants something for nothing you people here pay very few taxes compared to the rest of PA workers You should have to pay for the police protection you get from the pa state police that everyone pays gas tax to support.Tourism can never support itself here Just a waste of taxpayer money.Keep electing politicans that drive down wages to benefit Wallstreet and it will only get worse.No one has enough money to come here.Most jobs pay just enough to keep most on some sort gov help.When the boomers money is gone we will all be in poverty Good Luck

Anonymous said...

I thought and believed that when Tom Ridge was elected governor being he was from Erie that northwestern Pa. would see some major improvements in our infrastructure and maybe even an increase in the amount of trout stocked in our streams being that number had been cut and streams in the eastern part of the state suddenly had an increase. Nothing happened and nothing changed it was all business as usual. Pittsburg and especially Philly control our state and God only knows why and how this money for the tourist center escaped them?

Anonymous said...

The only thing that Pa Wilds accomplishes is buildings and more
DCNR jobs. What happened to recreation?

Anonymous said...

It would be better yet if our lawmakers had the smarts not to spend money foolishly in rural areas or the big cities, but that won't happen until China owns everything.

Anonymous said...

The tracks are no good to me, I don't own a train.

B0B said...

$8.9 Million for a visitor center of a bridge that was taken out by a tornado. This provides little to no financial gain for the area. However, Denton Hill was profitable and sits vacant with no real plan for the future.

Anonymous said...

I'm Sad.

Anonymous said...

Denton Hill is being developed by the military .

Anonymous said...

I took my kids and grandkids to this area and we allloved it!

Anonymous said...

I think most of you cats on this internet just bitch to hear yourself bitch. The fact is 1000's of people visit that bridge every month. Those people use things like gas, food, lodging. you know like tourist do. Hopefully, the new visitor center makes that 10,000's of people a month. Which means more money for the area businesses. Anything that generates income use to be a good for the area. Now we just sit around and bitch about everything. Amerka!

Anonymous said...

Well they could have at least designed the parking lot a little better, the parking spaces are at the wrong angle and the entrance is ridiculous. Walking up the sidewalk is like negotiating a ski slope course. I noticed the windows were dirty and the entrance doors were very hard to push open.
Other than that its pretty nice except for the walkway itself out to the bridge, I think they should sand and varnish the old wooden rails.
But they definitely got their moneys worth even if the restrooms are too big. Landscaping will need a little work also.
Nice place though

Anonymous said...

2:29 whine much???

2:29 said...

Just trying to make poster 1:48 feel good. But I do drink a little wine. thank you 2:29

Anonymous said...

It's NUNYA, I'M GOING TO HAVE A GLASS OF WINE AFTER READING SOME OF THESE ASSANINE COMMENTS,

HAVE A GREAT TIME BICKERING !!!!!#

Anonymous said...

Putting 8.9 million into a building for tourists does not help the average Person! So the business community, the gas stations, the restaurants, but the rest have to put up with pushing and arrogance of most tourists and the people who live in this run down oppressive, depressing area of PA, have nothing to gain. They come to visit but are too smart to want to actually want to live here!

Anonymous said...

Thank you 8:15, totally agree
Think I'll have another glass of wine!