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KCS - Jenson Tunnel

Photos 

South Portal

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in May 2011

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BH Photo #199327

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Backbone Mountain on KCS Railway
Location
Le Flore County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1886
Railroads
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 1,180.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1976
Also called
KCS - Backbone Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.21735, -94.44298   (decimal degrees)
35°13'02" N, 94°26'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/368670/3898100 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hackett
Elevation
600 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
NRHP 76001567 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 37893 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2011: New photos from Nathan Morton
  • October 27, 2008: Added by Rick Mattioni

Sources 

Comments 

Jenson Tunnel
Posted July 16, 2011, by J Minor (justinminor [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The date on the tunnel itself is 1886. I've walked to it myself and seen it with my own eyes.

Jenson Tunnel
Posted May 19, 2009, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

OKLAHOMA HISTORIC BRIDGES SAYS WAS BUILT IN 1885 NOT 1886

Jenson Tunnel
Posted December 26, 2008, by Darrel Drumm (didrumm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Picture taken in the 1980's from the south approach.