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Point Leavell Tunnel

Photo 

Photo taken by Jason

BH Photo #415310

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Hill on Old Railroad Grade Road
Location
Garrard County, Kentucky
Status
Closed
History
Built 1868 for the L&N Railroad it was closed in 1932 and then reopend to Cars and finally closed in 2003
Railroad
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 12.1 ft.
Total length: 490.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.59454, -84.49428   (decimal degrees)
37°35'40" N, 84°29'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/721219/4163782 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paint Lick
Inventory number
BH 49705 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • September 21, 2011: Updated by J.P.: changed name

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Point Leavell Tunnel
Posted September 2, 2021, by Jacob (jacobreyn [at] aol [dot] com)

I own half of the property that this tunnel is located on; this is NOT public property and it is NOT open to pedestrians. I have posted no trespassing signs, and do not wish for anyone to access this property. The tunnel is old and the land is very hazardous. It is not safe to be on or around this property.

Point Leavell Tunnel
Posted March 13, 2021, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

Here's a video I recently did on the history of the tunnel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNIm_wPMdE4

Point Leavell Tunnel
Posted December 30, 2017, by Anonymous

i have drove cars and trucks and drove a tractor thought it without headlights on the tractor though it when it was open

Point Leavell Tunnel
Posted January 21, 2014, by memories

As of 1-21-2014 there is Keep Out postings around it!!!

Point Leavell Tunnel
Posted September 21, 2011, by J.P.

Tunnel is still opened just blocked off by a guardrail