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Busk-Ivanhoe Tunnel

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Busk-Ivanhoe Tunnel

Former Colorado Midland Railroad tunnel...now used for trans-mountain water diversion

Photo taken by Kellie Keene in September 2009

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BH Photo #347407

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel
Location
Pitkin County, Colorado, and Lake County, Colorado
Status
Closed
History
Built 1891; Converted to highway use 1922; Closed to traffic 1943; Collapsed 1945
Builder
- Busk Tunnel Railway Co.
Railroads
- Colorado Midland Railroad (CM)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 9,394.0 ft. (1.8 mi.)
Also called
Carlton Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.24927, -106.46938   (decimal degrees)
39°14'57" N, 106°28'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/373208/4345467 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Massive
Inventory number
BH 68088 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2016: New photos from Kellie Keene
  • August 15, 2015: Updated by Luke: Mapped
  • June 18, 2015: Added by David Backlin

Sources 

  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Kellie Keene - misskellie35 [at] yahoo [dot] com