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Westport Tunnel

Photos 

BH Photo #429532

Map 

Description 

This tunnel was built some time before 1887. it was originally built as a tunnel for oxen on a skid road to the Hungry Hollow Logging Camp. In 1907 it was widened to accommodate steam locomotives of the W.W Johnston Lumber Company the tunnel was abandoned in 1915 and has Ben abandoned for 102 years.

Source and photos http://brian894x4.com/Westporttunnel.html

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel
Location
Columbia County, Oregon
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built before 1887 converted into a railroad tunnel in 1907 abandoned 1915
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.12650, -123.37081   (decimal degrees)
46°07'35" N, 123°22'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/471352/5108169 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81907 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,682)
Columbia County, Oregon (39)
Oregon (1,181)
Tunnel (1,311)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2019: New photos from Mike Garland
  • June 22, 2018: Added by Leslie R Trick

Sources 

  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net