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Nada Tunnel

Photos 

FRONT ENTRANCE

Photo taken by james back in May 2009

BH Photo #151094

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on KY 77
Location
Powell County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Was constructed to haul logs via narrow gauge railroad from timber operations in the Gorge. Construction began in December 1910 and was completed in September 1911. Rock and dirt were removed by dynamite, steam drills and hand tools
Railroad
- Dana Lumber Co.
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 900.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.81724, -83.68120   (decimal degrees)
37°49'02" N, 83°40'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/263993/4188924 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Slade
Inventory number
BH 43804 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1911 (711)
Built during 1910s (8,999)
Dana Lumber Co. (1)
Have street view (24,115)
Kentucky (1,170)
NR-listed (2,850)
Open (37,558)
Powell County, Kentucky (2)
Rail-to-road (302)
Railroad (13,876)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,582)
Tunnel (1,060)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Rail-to-road"
  • January 28, 2012: New photos from Gene Smania
  • January 13, 2012: New Street View added by james back
  • December 29, 2009: Added by james back

Sources 

  • james back