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Stockton Street Tunnel

Photos 

Stockton Street Tunnel looking North From Sutter Street

Stockton Street Tunnel

Historical Photograph

BH Photo #207857

Map 

Street View 

Description 

San Francisco’s first major tunnel was the 900-foot-long Stockton Tunnel, opened in 1912 to carry four lanes of cars and buses under the edge of Nob Hill from the main business district to Chinatown and North Beach. San Francisco is now digging a tunnel for subway tracks that will replace the bus route through the tunnel.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Bush, Pine & California Streets on Stockton Street
Location
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912
Railroads
- San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI)
- Streetcar
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Span length: 902.9 ft.
Total length: 902.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.79278, -122.40778   (decimal degrees)
37°47'34" N, 122°24'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/552141/4182988 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Francisco North
Inventory numbers
CA 34C-44 (California bridge number)
BH 48010 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 13, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 10, 2013: New photo from Brian Smith
  • November 8, 2013: New photo from Jann Mayer
  • August 7, 2011: Updated by Mike Buckley: More detail in description and a picture.
  • February 5, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Buckley
  • Wikipedia
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brian Smith - casigns28 [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Stockton Street Tunnel
Posted February 5, 2011, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Adding these San Francisco tunnels is a great addition to the bridges/tunnels of San Francisco.