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Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal - Bigham Tunnel

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Overview
Lost Tunnel under Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Railway, later Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway, now Wheeling & Lake Erie Ry.
Location
Beechview, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Demolished in 1905 after tunnel collapse
History
Originally built for the Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Ry. expansion into Pittsburgh; demolished 1905 after several tunnel collapses. Replaced by a RR cut (Bigham Cut).
Railroads
- Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway (P&WV)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
- Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Railway (WPTR)
- Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (WLE)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Also called
W-PT Bigham Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.42898, -80.02665   (decimal degrees)
40°25'44" N, 80°01'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/582563/4475826 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh West
Inventory number
BH 66030 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2015: Added by James Holzmeier

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