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Midland Tunnel No. 1

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Overview
First of four tunnels on CR 371 north of Buena Vista
Location
Chaffee County, Colorado
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built 1887 by the Colorado Midland Railroad
Railroad
- Colorado Midland Railroad (CM)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Span length: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.87667, -106.14500   (decimal degrees)
38°52'36" N, 106°08'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/400679/4303713 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harvard Lakes
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
224
Inventory numbers
CO CHA371-02.50 (Colorado off-system bridge number)
BH 11792 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 1999)
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Update Log 

  • October 4, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Midland Tunnel No. 1
Posted August 28, 2007, by Robert Kasal (cherry63376 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

These tunnels were tremendous. It is a road that use to be a rail road track.