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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 - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Railga.com - Page about the tunnel
  • Wikipedia - Article about Braswell, GA with a mention of the tunnel
  • Jeremy Whitehead

Comments 

Braswell Tunnel
Posted July 15, 2018, by Justin

I think you have this abandoned tunnel confused with the Divide Tunnel: https://bridgehunter.com/ga/paulding/divide-tunnel/

Braswell Tunnel
Posted July 14, 2018, by Dan Colestock (dan [dot] colestock [at] gmail [dot] com)

This tunnel has been incorporated as part of the Silver Comet Trail rail trail. The rail line was abandoned in 1980 by CSX, purchased by GA DOT and reopened as the Silver Comet rail trail in late 1998-2001. The tunnel and approaches were excavated and restored, paved with concrete and lighted.

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.