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Grant's Bend Tunnel

Photos 

Both tunnels

Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #103328

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pair of railroad tunnels at Grant's Bend just north of Lambs Ferry Road in Ryland Heights
Location
Kenton County, Kentucky
Status
Open to railroad traffic
History
West tunnel built 1853; parallel east tunnel built 1912
Railroad
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 2,250.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.96120, -84.44855   (decimal degrees)
38°57'40" N, 84°26'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/721070/4315567 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alexandria
Inventory number
BH 18850 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,821)
Built 1853 (35)
Built during 1850s (370)
CSX Railroad (1,341)
Kenton County, Kentucky (38)
Kentucky (1,247)
Open (38,344)
Owned by railroad (10,966)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (1,733)
Tunnel (1,083)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2005: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell

Sources 

  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com