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Berry Street Tunnel

Photos 

Pittsburgh Portal And Approach Looking South

Photo taken by William Metzger for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #301077

Map 

Description 

The tunnel is one of 9 tunnels constructed on the original Pittsburgh and Steubenville Railroad and the only one that remains. The tunnel provided and important link between Pittsburgh and all points west on the main line.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on West Busway
Location
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1851-1856; Converted to road use 1998
Builders
- Michael J. Baker, Inc. of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania (1998 Conversion Designer)
- Mosites Construction Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1998 Conversion Contractor)
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad (PBW)
- Pittsburgh & Steubenville Railroad (P&S)
- Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL)
- Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Tunnel
Also called
PRR - Cork Run Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.45123, -80.05942   (decimal degrees)
40°27'04" N, 80°03'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/579756/4478265 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh West
Inventory number
BH 63575 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2015: Updated by Luke: Updated status per forum comment
  • October 12, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-382 - Cork Run Tunnel, Pittsburgh & Steubenville Railroad, from Chartiers Avenue Bridge heading 2371' west, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
  • Luke
  • Pghbridges.com - Info

Comments 

PRR Cork Run Tunnel
Posted October 15, 2015, by h

this actually is in use for the west busway, they call it the Berry Street tunnel.