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Beaucatcher Tunnel

Photos 

North portal entrance, heading south

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in March 2014

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BH Photo #281535

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Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on U.S. 70 under Beaucatcher Mountain
Location
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927, in identical style as tunnels on nearby Blue Ridge Parkway
Builder
- North Carolina Department of Highways
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 1,037.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.59833, -82.54000   (decimal degrees)
35°35'54" N, 82°32'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/360497/3940490 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Asheville
Elevation
2241 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
NC 021166 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 50542 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
13,400

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2014: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • December 14, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com