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MON - Owensburg Tunnel

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Description 

Built as the Bedford, Springville, Owensburg and Bloomfield Railroad in 1877 as a narrow gauge road. It was bought by the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago Railway (the Monon) in April 1886. In 1895 the tunnel was widened to allow the line to be upgraded to standard width gauge. It was abandoned in 1935.

Facts 

Overview
Under State HW 45 on Monon Bedford-Switz City branch
Location
Greene County, Indiana
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1877; widened 1894; abandoned 1935
Railroads
- Chicago, Indianapolis, & Louisville Railway (CIL)
- Louisville, New Albany & Chicago Railroad (LNA&C)
- Monon Railroad (MON)
Dimensions
Total length: 1,362.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.92618, -86.74381   (decimal degrees)
38°55'34" N, 86°44'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/522206/4308616 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Owensburg
Inventory number
BH 44659 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added tags
  • March 29, 2010: Added by Ed Hollowell

Sources 

  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com