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Selby Avenue Streetcar Tunnel

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Selby Avenue Streetcar Tunnel

Plaque

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2015

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BH Photo #334418

Map 

Description 

Tunnel is not actually lost...but rather sealed at both ends. A way in exists at the west portal (see photo 3)

Facts 

Overview
Sealed Tunnel under Twin City Rapid Transit Co. on Selby Avenue
Location
St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1906-7
Builder
- George J. Grant of St. Paul, Minnesota
Railroads
- Streetcar
- Twin City Rapid Transit Co. (TCRT; TCL)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Span length: 1,500.0 ft.
Total length: 1,500.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Also called
TCRT - Selby Hill Tunnel
Twin City Rapid Transit Co - Selby Hill Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.94655, -93.10683   (decimal degrees)
44°56'48" N, 93°06'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/491572/4977018 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 67394 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • August 6, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 2, 2015: Added by Luke

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