Ground is broken for center at Kinzua Bridge State Park

MT. JEWETT – "It's a red-letter day in McKean County."This is the message from Linda Devlin, who joined with state dignitaries Thursday in the ground-breaking ceremony for the long-awaited Visitors Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.Devlin, executive director of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Visitors Bureau, has played a major role in building state and local support for the project.Devlin believes the Visitors Center will become a "major tourist destination." She predicts that the number of visitors at the park will increase from 160,000 annually to more than 320,000. She said the Visitors Center is "a big plus for the park."