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CSX - Grant's Bend Tunnel

Photos 

Both tunnels

Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #103328

Map 

Street View 

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
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 2,250.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Also called
CSX - Lambs Ferry Tunnel
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)

Update Log 

  • November 29, 2020: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • October 17, 2005: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell

Sources 

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

Comments 

CSX - Grant's Bend Tunnel
Posted December 31, 2020, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

Here's a short video I just produced regarding the history of the tunnels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQOjKX-uQH8