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Braswell Tunnel

Photos 

Coming in from the west

Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in March 2009

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BH Photo #135114

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Brushy Mountain on an abandoned alignment of Southern Railway (Formerly the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad)
Location
Paulding County, Georgia
Status
Abandoned
History
Opened 1882, abandoned 1980
Design
Brick masonry tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 750.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.98374, -84.95366   (decimal degrees)
33°59'01" N, 84°57'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/689026/3762239 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Yorkville
Inventory number
BH 38496 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2016: New photos from Jeremy Whitehead
  • March 9, 2009: New photo from Eddie Douthitt
  • March 8, 2009: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added coordinates
  • March 3, 2009: Updated by Eddie Douthitt
  • January 10, 2009: Added by Eddie Douthitt

Sources 

  • Eddie Douthitt - eddied1962 [at] charter [dot] net
  • Railga.com - Page about the tunnel
  • Wikipedia - Article about Braswell, GA with a mention of the tunnel
  • Jeremy Whitehead

Comments 

Braswell Tunnel
Posted May 7, 2015, by Deborah Turrell (nanasbabies57 [at] gmail [dot] com)

andy I would like to see some Photos of the Tunnel.

I remember it but I don't remember exactly where it is. Could you Please send me Directions.

Thanks

Deborah

Braswell Tunnel
Posted May 7, 2015, by Deborah Turrell (nanasbabies57 [at] gmail [dot] com)

andy I would like to see some Photos of the Tunnel.

I remember it but I don't remember exactly where it is. Could you Please send me Directions.

Thanks

Deborah

Braswell Tunnel
Posted May 7, 2015, by Deborah Turrell (nanasbabies57 [at] gmail [dot] com)

andy I would like to see some Photos of the Tunnel.

I remember it but I don't remember exactly where it is. Could you Please send me Directions.

Thanks

Deborah

Braswell Tunnel
Posted February 17, 2013, by Andy (Ab1912 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I visited here yesterday, it hasn't changed much in 4 years. I captured some more photos of the tunnel. Still looks to be in decent shape though perhaps the creek running threw the tunnel has gotten worse. There is also a hugh sign of a lot of visitors visiting the tunnel which is good in ways, but I worry about the tunnel being ruined or damaged by them. A lot of four wheelers seam to use it to get from one side of the mountain to the other. I think it would be great if the silver comet trail had a extension that took you up to the tunnel, threw it, and then back down to the trail on the other side. Would make for a more scenery and fun ride threw the paulding wildlife management area and would help to preserve the tunnel. If anyone is interested in photos I have about 20+ just contact me.