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Scotts Bluff National Monument Tunnels

Photos 

Summit Road, lower tunnel, upper entrance.

HAER NE-11-55

View this photo at lcweb2.loc.gov

BH Photo #261623

Map 

Video 

Driving down Scotts Bluff Summit Road

A ride down Summit Road at Scotts Bluff National Monument in Nebraska. Includes passing through three tunnels.

Video by Roger Deschner, June 2013

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Description 

Set of three tunnels, along the road to the summit of Scotts Bluff, within Scotts Bluff National Monument. Built 1932-37 by a changing list of federal agencies, finally completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Park entrance fee required.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnels under Scotts Bluff on Summit Road
Location
Gering, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
Status
Open to traffic
History
Opened September 19, 1937
Builder
- Civilian Conservation Corps
Design
Three tunnels on road to summit of Scotts Bluff
Dimensions
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Summit Road Tunnels
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83238, -103.70977   (decimal degrees)
41°49'57" N, 103°42'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/607134/4631970 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scottsbluff South
Elevation
4359 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 57445 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2013: New video from Roger Deschner
  • August 2, 2013: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added categories "HAER documented", "Curved"

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