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Vance Tunnel

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in March 2012

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BH Photo #226677

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Vance Ridge on Clinchfield Railroad (now CSX)
Location
Altapass Community, Mitchell County, North Carolina
History
Vance Tunnel is the 37th tunnel on the historic Clinchfield Railroad, linking the Ohio River Valley to the Atlantic coast flatlands
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad (CCO; Clinchfield)
- South & Western Railway (S&W)
Design
2 lined concrete portals (both north and south entrances for 78 feet), and 449 feet of unlined, rock-wall tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 527.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.89502, -82.02444   (decimal degrees)
35°53'42" N, 82°01'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/407545/3972789 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spruce Pine
Elevation
2661 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 51605 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 5, 2012: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com