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Burton's Tunnel

Photo 

Fwbs21

Photo taken by Chris Guenzler

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BH Photo #188681

Map 

Description 

Built by Southern Railroad to service French Lick resorts in 1907. It is the second longest tunnel in Indiana. It now is in use by the French Lick, West Baden and Southern Railway tourist railroad.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on French Lick Railway
Location
Orange County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 2,200.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.51536, -86.64875   (decimal degrees)
38°30'55" N, 86°38'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/530621/4263055 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hillham
Inventory number
BH 47128 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added Build date and description.
  • November 27, 2010: Added by James Simmons

Sources 

  • James Simmons - james [at] simmons [dot] net
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com

Comments 

Burton's Tunnel
Posted July 28, 2015, by Cathy Burton (cb7801 [at] aol [dot] com)

My father's family is from French Lick Indiana. We know there were four different Burton families in Orange County when dad was growing up. (he will be 83 this year.) We just recently learned there was a "Burton Tunnel." Do you know who the tunnel was named after?