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Fort McHenry Tunnel

Map 

Description 

Cut-and-Cover was used for the approach tunnels; immersed tubes were used for the sub-Patapsco portions.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Patapsco River on I-95 SB/NB
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1980-1985
Builders
- Lane Construction Corp of Meriden, Connecticut (West Approach Contractor)
- Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas of New York City, New York (Joint Venture Designer)
- Peter Kiewit & Sons of Omaha, Nebraska (Joint Venture Contractor)
- Raymond International of Ontario, California. (Joint Venture Contractor)
- S.J. Groves & Sons Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota (East Approach Contractor)
- Sverdrup & Parcel of St. Louis, Missouri (Joint Venture Designer)
- Tidewater Construction Co. of Chesapeake, Virginia (Joint Venture Contractor)
- Wiley Manufacturing Co. of Port Deposit, Maryland (Immersed Tube Fabricator)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 5,375.3 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Total length: 7,209.3 ft. (1.4 mi.)
Also called
I-95 Patapsco River Tunnels
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.26117, -76.57358   (decimal degrees)
39°15'40" N, 76°34'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/364240/4346939 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Baltimore East
Inventory number
BH 68394 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 1996)
Overall condition: Good
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Update Log 

  • August 12, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builders and noted tunnel types
  • October 23, 2017: New photos from Matthew
  • July 9, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Fort McHenry Tunnel - Imagery + Info
  • Luke