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CNTP - Tunnel 8

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South portal of Tunnel 8.

Photo taken by Alex Wood in April 2013

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Overview
Abandoned tunnel on trail
Location
McCreary County, Kentucky, and Pulaski County, Kentucky
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Candidate for possible extension of Cathy Crockett Trail.
History
Built in 1879, bypassed in the extensive 1961-63 bypass program.
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.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Cincinnati Southern Tunnel 8
CS 8
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.89877, -84.51687   (decimal degrees)
36°53'56" N, 84°31'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/721251/4086521 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burnside
Inventory number
BH 56210 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

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

Sources 

  • Alex Wood