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CNTP - Tunnel 9

Photos 

The north portal of #9. Note the solid concrete top to the portal. Likely an area that was rebuilt at some point to strengthen the portal against water that may have been backing up behind it.

Photo taken by Alex Wood in April 2013

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BH Photo #253400

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel on trail
Location
McCreary County, Kentucky
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built in 1879, bypassed by major line relocation of 1961-63.
Railroad
- Cincinnati, New Orleans, & Texas Pacific Railway (CNO&TP; CNTP)
Design
Tunnel constructed of brick and stacked limestone.
Dimensions
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Also called
CS 9
Cincinnati Southern Tunnel 9
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.89345, -84.50820   (decimal degrees)
36°53'36" N, 84°30'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/722039/4085951 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burnside
Inventory number
BH 56209 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Cincinnati, New Orleans, & Texas Pacific Railway", "Railroad"
  • May 10, 2013: New photos from Alex Wood
  • May 9, 2013: Added by Alex Wood

Sources 

  • Alex Wood

Comments 

CNO&TP Tunnel 9
Posted May 12, 2013, by Alex Wood

Thanks Clark, very interesting!

CNO&TP Tunnel 9
Posted May 10, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The plate in photo 2 is a USGS survey mark. It indicates a point that is surveyed accurately enough that it can be used as a reference point for other surveys.