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BRB&L - East Boston Tunnels

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BRB&L Jeffries Point tunnel south portals, August 2015

The south end of the former BRB&L Jeffries Point Tunnel, photographed in August 2015. The end of the southbound bore at left is bricked off, while the northbound bore is open but filled with debris.

Photo by Pi.1415926535

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #344700

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Description 

Twin 400-foot tunnels connecting the BRB&L to the docks and ferries to Boston. Northern portals have been closed & filled in; south portals are intact behind MassPort buildings.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnels under Jeffries Point on Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad
Location
East Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1875; abandoned 1940
Railroad
- Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad (BRB&L)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.36455, -71.03256   (decimal degrees)
42°21'52" N, 71°01'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/332628/4692254 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 63753 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2015: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • October 21, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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