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Keystone Canyon Tunnel

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Looking north through the tunnel

Although not finished, most of the excavation was completed.

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in July 2017

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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Description 

Construction was started in the early 1900s as part of the Yukon-Valdez Railroad. After a gun battle with a competing railroad, construction on the Yukon-Valdez railroad was abandoned.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel on Valdez-Yukon Railroad
Location
Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska
Status
Never completed
History
Construction was started in the early 1900s for the Yukon-Valdez Railroad; halted after the railroad project was abandoned
Railroad
- Yukon-Valdez Railroad
Design
Unlined tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+61.08444, -145.89389   (decimal degrees)
61°05'04" N, 145°53'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
6/559664/6772697 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 78102 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2017: New Street View added by Jann Mayer

Sources 

  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com