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Willow Valley Tunnel

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Willow Valley Tunnel

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BH Photo #461698

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Description 

Tunnel dug in 1899 to straighten the route and eliminate seven stream crossings. Part of the line originally built as the Ohio & Mississippi Cincinnati to St. Louis route. If you look hard you might be able to determine the older right of way.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under CR 650 for CSX Railroad
Location
Martin County, Indiana
History
Dug 1899 by B & O Railroad
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Dimensions
Total length: 1,160.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.68508, -86.72308   (decimal degrees)
38°41'06" N, 86°43'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/524084/4281867 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Huron
Inventory number
BH 44657 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 29, 2010: Added by Ed Hollowell

Sources 

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