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BN - Belmont Tunnel

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Description 

Belmont Tunnel is the only railroad tunnel in the State of Nebraska. Located near the Crawford, NE. Due to heavy Power River Coal Trains, the tunnel was bypassed in 1982.

Only railroad tunnel in Nebraska

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel
Location
Dawes County, Nebraska
Status
Bypassed Tunnel still used by RR personnel
History
Built 1889. abandoned to rail traffic in 1982
Builder
- Kilpatrick Brothers & Collins Contracting Co. of Beatrice, Nebraska
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 698.0 ft.
Also called
CBQ - Belmont Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.55731, -103.35571   (decimal degrees)
42°33'26" N, 103°21'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/634983/4712966 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Belmont
Inventory number
BH 60638 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Tunnel is still used by RR perosnell as an access road
  • April 9, 2014: Added by Kelly McClanahan

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