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CSX - Brocks Gap Tunnel

Photo 

North portal

Photo taken 2004 by John Stewart

BH Photo #405757

Map 

Description 

Replaced a 1850s-1871 era cut that was considered one of the deepest railroad cuts in the world.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on CSX
Location
Jefferson County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built by the L&N in 1908
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 900.0 ft.
Also called
CSX - Shades Crest Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.33960, -86.87333   (decimal degrees)
33°20'23" N, 86°52'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/511787/3688942 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Helena
Inventory number
BH 70909 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2017: Photo added from John Stewart
  • February 9, 2016: Added by Zachary S

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