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NS - Duncan Tunnel

Photos 

East Portal

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in Dec. 2008

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BH Photo #130770

Map 

Description 

It's 4,295 foot length makes it the longest tunnel in Indiana. It was built by the Southern Railroad in 1881 and now has an interstate highway running above it. It is now a part of the Norfolk Southern System from Louisville to Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Edwardsville and I-64 on NS (Former Southern) Railway in Edwardsville
Location
Edwardsville, Floyd County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Longest tunnel in Indiana
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 4,295.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Also called
Edwardsville Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.28728, -85.90417   (decimal degrees)
38°17'14" N, 85°54'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/595835/4238258 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Georgetown
Inventory number
BH 38406 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added to Description
  • February 21, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • December 22, 2008: Added by Nathan Morton

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com

Comments 

Duncan Tunnel
Posted April 3, 2011, by Steven J. Suiter (sjsuiter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thank you for the correction James.

Duncan Tunnel
Posted March 2, 2011, by James Simmons (james [at] simmons [dot] net)

No. That would be Burton's Tunnel

the SECOND longest in Indiana

http://bridgehunter.com/in/orange/bh47128/

Duncan Tunnel
Posted December 2, 2010, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Unless I'm mistaken, this tunnel is also part of the French Lick Historic Train Ride, that also goes through part of the Hoosier National Forest. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.