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Kinzua Bridge Foundation Meeting:
Thursday July 20th at 5pm at
the Kinzua Bridge State Park
Meetings are open to the public.

A public viewing for the sealing of the “ Historic 50 year Kinzua Bridge State Park Time Capsule” will take place in the new visitor’s center at 5:30 pm.

New Visitors Center Completed

 

Visitors Center

Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitors Center & Park Office  2016

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Dedication Ceremony - September 15, 2016
Kinzua Bridge State Park New Visitor Center and Park Office

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined local legislators and partners for a dedication ceremony for the new visitor center and park office at Kinzua Bridge State Park, McKean County, in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

“Hundreds of thousands of visitors annually stop at Kinzua Bridge State Park to stroll out onto the skywalk and peer through the glass bottom observation area on the remaining half of the railroad bridge impacted by a tornado in 2003,” Dunn said. “Starting this fall that experience will be even better thanks to a welcoming visitor center with interpretive information to help them understand the history of the bridge, industry and the area, as well as the outdoor adventures that are possible in the park and the region.”

The visitor center includes 2,800-square feet of space in two exhibit halls and a lobby; park administrative offices; public restrooms; and classroom space.

“The Kinzua Bridge Foundation is pleased to witness another historic moment in time at the Kinzua Bridge State Park. This new visitor center and park office will house the mammoth history that has revolved from this historic engineering marvel, which was advertised as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ when originally built,” said Foundation Executive Director Mary Ann Burggraf. “Our sincere congratulations to all involved in the development of this superb state of the art visitor’s center.

Kinzua Bridge visitors center is the location for the first ‘PA Wilds Conservation Shop’ that will offer visitors items from local artisans and businesses, and materials that are branded for the region,” Dunn said, adding that the shop is a public private partnership with the non-profit PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship. Shop proceeds will support the ‘PA Wilds Center’s’ business and community development programs and resources.

Kinzua Bridge Foundation, Inc. will also place their (Kinzua Bridge T- Shirts, Sweatshirts, Sky Walker Youth shirts in the gift shop and the ‘Commemorative Brick Order Forms’

Proceeds from the sales of Kinzua Bridge Foundation items go directly back to the state park.

Ribbon Cutting Visitor's Center

Celebrating Kinzua Bridge State Park 50th!

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Penn's Parks For All

Help guide Pa state parks into the future.
Paper surveys will be avaliable in the visitors center.
Thank you for your input and time.







Breaking News!

KINZUA BRIDGE STATE PARK
KINZUA BRIDGE FOUNDATION, INC.
CELEBRATING 20TH YEAR
FALL FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

Vendor Registration Forms below. Click to open larger version to print.

2017 Fall Festival Flyer

 

*****New Shirts can be ordered online - CLICK MERCHANDISE

( "BUILD IT - THE'LL COME"!) Giving homage to the Viaduct and the Visitors Center. Sky Walker T- shirts & 50th Anniversary Shirts can be ordered by clicking on Contact and contacting the Treasurer or Secretary, also KB Foundation's e-mail kbf@kinzuabridgefoundation.com 

19th Annual Kinzua Bridge Foundation Fall Festival members2016 New Shirt

2016 Kinzua Bridge Foundation members, L to R. Back Row: J.R. Rathbun, Dave Graves, Jerry Clark, president; Mary Ann Burggraf, executive director/vp Front Row: L to R: Tom ‘ET’ Kilmer, historian; Tina Hilmes, second vice president; Debbie Kilmer, treasuer; Debbie Lunden, secretary; Fay Leet, brick chair; Susan Chamberlain.

Click on Contact for members info & e-mail

 

Kinzua Bridge Foundation inc. – 2017 Annual General Meeting

Executive officers were elected at the Kinzua Bridge Foundation Inc. Annual General Meeting on Thursday June 22 with the board of trustees, Mitch Stickle, state park manager, Kinzua Bridge State Park Complex and guest, Joel Goldman of Kane.

The meeting agenda included introductions and welcome by President, Jerry Clark, Westline and Mary AnnBurggraf, executive director, Mt. Jewett to the 23rd year of the foundation’s organization Additional executive officers elected are vice president, Mary Ann Burggraf; 2nd vice president, Tina Hilmes ;Secretary, Debbie Lunden; Treasurer, Debbie Kilmer. Also included in the Board of Trustees are Fay Leet, Earl T Kilmer, Dave Graves, Shirley Carlson, Susan Chamberlain; and Jim Rathbun, Jr.

The Kinzua Bridge Foundation, Inc. was formally incorporated in the State of PA on November 1, 1993. It is also anon-profile 501(c)(3) corporation. The Foundation is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Kinzua Bridge, the promotion of its historical and cultural significance, as well as the further development of the adjoining State Park. A typical meeting agenda was conducted with state park manager, Mitch Stickle giving updated Information on visitors to the new Kinzua Bridge Visitors Center & park. Counter on front doors at the visitors center for the month of May was 19,997. Debbie Lunden, Secretary said Great plans are in the making to celebrate the Kinzua Bridge Foundations 20th Annual State Park Fall Festival to be held September 16, 17, 2017.

Joel Goldman who has performed and supported the festival for years will oversee the entertainment. As in pastyears continuous entertainment from local musicians who have always donated their professional performances are being encourage to return for this 20th anniversary celebration, with new entertainer’s being welcome. Bring a chair and stay all day with great foods from a variety of food vendors including the Mt. Jewett Volunteer Fire Dept. famous chicken barbecue. Debbie Kilmer gave detailed treasures report and was pleased to announce the Zem Zems will return for the festival.

Executive Director, Mary Ann Burggraf addressed the fundraising projects of the foundation. The Foundation's (Commemorative Brick" Campaign -Be A Part Of History) will be the foundations on going mainfundraiser. The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship being the proprietor’s of the new Kinzua Bridge Visitors Center gift shop and not the Kinzua Bridge Foundation which did state their interest with the DCNR in noting all funds from the foundations sales goes directly back to the Kinzua Bridge State Park, however the funds from the PA Wilds gift shop does not contribute directly to the Kinzua Bridge State Park.

Therefore the foundations funding will only be generated from the annual festival along with the Commemorative "Brick" Campaign.

The PA WILDS is purchasing kinzua bridge shirts from the foundation for resale at the PA WILDS shop, with the retail price being paid to the foundation. Burggraf said the goal of the foundation was to fund a playground, a closed pavilion with a fireplace, and anamphitheater. For many years, hundreds of community volunteers have contributed to the development and to say the least in keeping this one and only state park open in Mc Kean County. Some PA counties have up to five stateparks.

Burggraf said: “This Kinzua Bridge Foundation, Inc. with past, present members, and the many formed groups before have certainly been the strong arm that has brought this state park to the wonder it is today along with being listed as one of the “TOP TEN MUST VITST STATE PARKS IN Pennsylvania. “

Clark, President thanked all attending the meeting, saying it was a very productive and enjoyable annual meeting held at the state park, concluded with the meeting being adjourned.

Next meeting will be July 20, 5pm, Kinzua Bridge State Park, all meetings are open to the public.

 

 

 


 

   

 Commemorative "Brick" Campaign

Be A Part Of History !

Bricks

The Commemorative "Personalize Brick" is an on going fundraising campaign.   Orders may be placed anytime.  Just print and submit an Order Form
Yellow Card order forms are avaliable at the visitors center entrance on the information rack.

Certificate of Authenticity will be sent to you for your records. Purchase a brick with your business, industry name, organization, group, family name, etc. engraved on it for placement in the new pathway to the Kinzua Viaduct. Thank you for your support and appreciate all donations for the future development of the Kinzua Bridge State Park. 

Brick flyer

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as well as any comments, suggestions, or feedback you may have. We value and truly appreciate your input!

 

 

Commemorative Brick Program

Commemorative Brick Order Form

 

Links

 

Kinzua Bridge Foundation, Inc.
25 Birch Street
Bradford, PA  16701
(814) 331-7331
www.kinzuabridgefoundation.com

kbf@kinzuabridgefoundation.com

Donations can be made to:
Kinzua Bridge Foundation, Inc.
c/o Hamlin Bank & Trust Company
34 Fraley Street
Kane, PA  16735

 

Contact for Kinzua Bridge State Park Office:

Kinzua Bridge State Park Complex
296 Viaduct Road
Kane, Pennsylvania 16735
(814) 778-5467 Fax: 814-778-2023
Mitchell Stickle Park Manager
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
mstickle@pa.gov

 

 

 

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